Governor Heineman's office is looking for agricultural land owners to serve on the Nebraska Invasive Species Advisory Council. The Council, created through legislation passed in 2012, is to coordinate invasive species management and research across the state for the prevention and detection of invasive plant and animal species.
The goal is to provide land managers with the information needed to utilize funding and resources more effectively and efficiently to minimize the effects of harmful invasive species. The Council is made up of representatives from local, state and federal agencies, but the legislation also required the Governor to appoint 5 at-large members, including 3 persons representing agricultural land owners.
Meetings of the Council are held the second Friday of each month in Lincoln and last about 2 hours. Anyone interested in a position on the council can contact the Governor's office at 402-471-2244 or Farm Bureau at 402-421-4447.