Technical Advisory Committee

The Executive Oversight Committee (EOC) established the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in late 2011.

The core of the TAC includes biologists and resource staff from the following signatory agencies: Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFS), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Mono County and the United States Geologic Survey (USGS).

Additional technical specialists from other state, Tribal, and local organizations are also invited to participate at the discretion of the core committee members. Invited participants currently include the Walker River Conservancy, a representative from the Bi-State Tribal Natural Resources Committee that is also part of the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada’s Environmental Protection Department, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Eastern Sierra Land Trust.

TAC responsibilities include:

  1. Providing technical expertise and data on the Bi-State DPS and its habitat.
  2. Identifying and implementing actions necessary for the long-term conservation of the Bi-State DPS and its habitat.
  3. Reviewing, updating, and implementing the actions set forth in the Bi-State Action Plan.
  4. Providing technical and scientific leadership that encourages and supports collaborative conservation and continued involvement of the LAWG.