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DOI - 5208 - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameTallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number5208
Original Establishment Date11/12/1996Committee StatusAdministratively Inactive
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*13
Current Charter Date4/26/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Superintendent, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Wendy
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameS.
Specific Termination AuthoritynoneDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Lauritzen
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 104-333 (Division I, Title X, Section 1007)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(620) 273-6034
Effective Date Of Authority*11/12/1996Designated Federal Officer Fax*(620) 273-8660
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusPending
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee's purpose is accomplished through open public meetings to deliberate and seek public input to facilitate continuing updates to the NPS with concerns from the community regarding the future development, management, and interpretation of the preserve. The Committee also provided advice during the preparation of the general management plan.
How is membership balanced?*Membership is as prescribed by the enabling legislation, and is composed of 13 members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, as follows: (1) three members representing the National Park Trust, Inc, now their successor-in-interest The Nature Conservacy; (2) three members representing local landowners, cattle ranchers, or other agricultural interests; (3) three members representing conservation or historic preservation interests (4) one member selected from recommendations by the Chase County Commission, Kansas; and one member selected from recommendations by appropriate officials of Strong City, Kansas, and Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; and one member selected from recommendations by the Governor of the State of Kansas); and (5) one member who is a range management specialist representing institutions of higher education in the State of Kansas.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*This Committee has been designated Administratively Inactive.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee was established by the Congress to advise the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the National Park Service concerning the development, management, and interpretation of the Preserve. Primary purpose was to advise in the development of the park's general management plan (GMP). The GMP was completed in 2000.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksNo meetings were held in Fiscal Year 2020, and the Committee has been designated Administratively Inactive.

17a The three new members of the successor-in-interest (The Nature Conservacy) to the National Park Trust were appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to three year terms on 4/21/06. All 13 sitting committee members terms have expired.
Charter.--The rechartering provisions of section 14(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (15 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Advisory Committee.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*2Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations in FY 2020 - the Committee is Administratively Inactive. Recommendations provided for development of General Management Plan in 2000 and development of Revised GMP for construction of Visitor Center and other facilities were completed in December 2007.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*15.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo recommendations in FY 2020 - the Committee is Administratively Inactive. In 2009, over 41 miles of old ranch roads were opened for use as public hiking trails with significant improvement in points of access occurring in 2010. Extension of hours of use when lands were available for hiking/ wildlife viewing was changed from 9 - 4:30 to 24 hours per day. Significant progress is being done for construction of a visitor center and administrative offices that was identified in the 2007 revised GMP. Contracts for the construction occurred in September 2010.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThis Committee has been designated Administratively Inactive.
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback with committee members has been through informal contacts or through other public comment process such as the Environmental Assessment process for the reintroduction of bison onto the preserve. Many of the members of the advisory committee were involved with providing public comment on the actions called for in the GMP for implementation. Some of the committee members are those we work with on a daily or routine basis.Narrative Description*This Committee has been designated Administratively Inactive.Increased public acceptance of preserve's management, operations, and development by those constituents represented by members on the advisory committee.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Conservation and Preservation
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Social Sciences


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035460Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033291Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001567Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002730Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003657Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004978Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005738Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007169Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007888Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009171Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010002Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011205Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011842Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012946Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013635Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014990Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015573Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016859Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017539Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018964Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019377Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020786Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021278Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Advisory Committee1997