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Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee Formed

February 6, 2012

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced the formation of a Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee and its appointees. The purpose of the Committee is provide advice and assistance to the Division of Fish and Wildlife on how to incorporate input from New Jersey's licensed wildlife rehabilitators to improve the wildlife rehabilitation program and the care that is provided to injured and orphaned wildlife.

The Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee is comprised of wildlife rehabilitators, representatives of the Endangered and Nongame Species Advisory Committee and the Fish and Game Council, and a representative from another state Department. Mammal, bird and reptile rehabilitators are each well-represented on the Committee.

The Department is pleased to announce the appointments to the Committee. They are as follows: Don Bonica (avian rehabilitator - Ocean County), Harriet Forrester (reptile rehabilitator - Warren County), Tracy Leaver (mammal rehabilitator - Hunterdon County), Diane Nickerson (mammal rehabilitator - Mercer County), Kelly Simonetti (mammal rehabilitator - Warren County), Dr. Erica Miller (Endangered and Nongame Species Advisory Committee), Philip Brodhecker (Fish and Game Council) and Lisa deLambert (NJ Dept. Agriculture).

The first meeting of the Wildlife Rehabilitators Advisory Committee will be held on Friday, February 10, at the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Central Region Office, located on the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area, 1 Eldridge Rd., in Robbinsville (Monmouth Co.). The meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and the public is invited to attend.

Introductions of Department and Division personnel and Committee members will be made. The purpose of the Committee will be restated. Questions and comments from the public will be addressed. Other topics, as decided by the Committee may be discussed at this time.

Tentative Agenda (pdf, 9kb)

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