Forging the future of Wyoming’s wildlife

We need your thoughts on wildlife. Comment now and make a difference

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is embarking on a major project to gather input from the public to chart a path for the future of Wyoming’s wildlife. Anyone can get involved and offer comments on wildlife and the Game and Fish Department as part of the project.

All of the public input will shape a first-of-its-kind strategic plan that will be used by Game and Fish for years to come. “This is your chance to drive the future of Wyoming’s wildlife,” said Scott Talbott, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “An opportunity like this does not come around very often and we hope you will take advantage of it and give us your thoughts on the future of wildlife, hunting, fishing and our agency.”

To get involved log onto the online forum today and start commenting on important issues to you. The forum is accessible at wgfd.wyo.gov. In February there will be a series of in-person events where the public can comment. There will also be a telephone survey of residents and nonresidents.

Game and Fish will build the strategic plan between March and June of 2018. Game and Fish has partnered with Responsive Management, a survey research firm specializing in capturing and analyzing public opinions  toward natural resources and outdoor recreation, and The Cooperation Company, a firm specializing in strategic and operational planning for this significant project.

“Our mission is to conserve wildlife and to serve the public. We believe this project will help us do both even better,” said Talbott.

As the agency leading wildlife management in Wyoming, the Game and Fish manages and conserves more than 800 species of fish and wildlife across Wyoming.  For nearly 120 years, Game and Fish has carried out their mission to conserve wildlife and serve people. Through these efforts, the Game and Fish ensures the public continues to enjoy Wyoming’s vast fish and wildlife resource  through  hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife watching and other forms of outdoor recreation. Hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers contribute over a billion dollars to Wyoming’s economy each year.

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