Lynne Borden Appointed to Federal Council

The Secretary of the Interior has recently named Lynne Borden (Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences) to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Borden will be the only member of the committee from a college or university and her appointment term will be from 2010-2012. Her role on the committee will be to continue and expand the mission of the Norton School in bringing research-based knowledge and expertise to public policy and community programs.

Borden's background and high reputation in youth development programs led to the SFBPC soliciting a presentation from her last summer and ultimately offering her a seat on the Council. She believes that the Council can play a role in the critical work of "building knowledge and expertise among today's youth with regard to both enjoying and respecting natural environments."

As an additional benefit, Borden notes that her appointment models for Norton School students one more path for applying their studies and degrees and the variety of career options open to them.

The SFBPC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the director of Fish and Wildlife Services, on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating and water conservation issues. Beyond seeking to increase recreational fishing opportunities nationwide, the Council works to build public awareness of the importance of aquatic resources and the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing and boating.

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Lynne Borden
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Released date: 
Jun 30 2010