Biological FoundationLandscape ApproachPartnerships

Wildlife managers in Canada, the United States and Mexico share the coordination of the Plan. Each country has six members on the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee. The committee is a forum for discussing waterfowl issues and making recommendations to each country. The committee's many responsibilities include updating the Plan every five years and approving new joint ventures. A second committee, called the National Science and Support Team (NSST), reviews the Plan's performance. National coordinating offices in each country provide these committees with strategic, financial and logistical support.

In Canada, the Secretariat to the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, in Gatineau, Quebec, supports the implementation of the Plan. The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) was established in 1990 by the Federal Minister of the Environment. The Council advises the Minister of the Environment on the development, coordination and implementation of wetland conservation initiatives of national or international importance. The Council works in cooperation with the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (USA) and the Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (Mexico).

North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee

Canadian Plan Committee Members

Basile van Havre, Co-Chair, Environment Canada
Michael G. Anderson, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Ian Barnett, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Doug Bliss, Environment Canada
David Ingstrup, Environment Canada
Randy Milton, Manager, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

U.S. Plan Committee Members

Paul Schmidt, Co-chair, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mike J.Johnson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
John Frampton, South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
David Goad, Arkansas Game and Fish
Randy Kreil, North Dakota Game and Fish Dept.
Ken Mayer, Nevada Dept. of Wildlife

Mexican Plan Committee Members

Martin Vargas Prieto, Co-Chair, SEMARNAT
Roberto Avi�a Carl�n, SEMARNAT
Eduardo Carrera Gonzalez, Ducks Unlimited Mexico