|Governor's sage-group panel to meet|
|Written by Wild Nevada|
|Monday, 14 May 2012 10:52|
Gov. Brian Sandoval's Greater Sage-grouse Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting Tuesday (May 15) at 8:30am in the Guinn Room of the Nevada State Capitol.
What are the issues? We haven't seen the agenda but out best guess is that they'll start out by talking about how devastating it would be to Nevada's economy to have the sage-grouse listed under the Endangered Species Act. They bird's habitat and numbers have plummeted and a listing threatens to shut down mining, energy development and all kinds of other activities on public lands.
Members of the Advisory Committee are, Mayor Bob Crowell, Chairman (Carson City); Bevan Lister, Agriculture representative (Pioche); Tina Nappe, Conservation representative (Reno); Jeff Ceccarelli, Energy representative (Reno); Kent McAdoo, General Public representative (Elko); Carl Erquiaga, Local Government representative (Fallon); Allen Biaggi, Mining representative (Minden); JJ Goicoechea, Ranching representative (Eureka); Jack Robb, Sportsmen representative (Reno); and Beverly Harry, Tribal Nations representative (Nixon).
The meeting will be videoconferenced in Northern Nevada to the following locations: