The Invasive Species Council of California, chaired by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura, seeks to appoint 24 members to the California Invasive Species Advisory Committee (CISAC). Nominations must be postmarked by May 8, 2009.

The California Invasive Species Advisory Committee provides recommendations and technical support to the Invasive Species Council of California on a broad array of issues related to preventing the introduction of invasive species and providing for their control and/or eradication, as well as minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause.

Committee members may serve on the CISAC for no more than two consecutive terms. Terms are limited to three years. Members receive no compensation, but may receive reimbursement for travel expenses.

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should send a brief summary explaining the nominee’s suitability to serve on the CISAC, a resume or curriculum vitae, and at least two letters of reference. Nominations should be sent to David Pegos, Invasive Species Council of California, California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Sacramento, Calif., 95814.

Detailed information on the nomination process can be viewed at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/iscc/docs/NominationProcessCISAC.pdf.