Game and Fish Prepares a Strategic Plan
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 27, 2018
After months of taking public input on the future of Wyoming’s wildlife there is now a report available summarizing that input.
These thoughts from residents, non-residents and employees will be used by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to chart a path ahead and specifically a first-of-its-kind strategic plan.
The public had many ways to participate including public meetings, an online forum, as well as a random telephone survey of 2,558 Wyoming citizens and focus groups. According to a release from the Game and Fish Department, the data shows the public has overwhelming support for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and its work to conserve wildlife and serve people.
The telephone survey showed that the viability of wildlife populations, poaching, and wolf management are of concern to residents, along with access to hunting, aquatic invasive species, and access to wildlife education in schools.
Officials say that the Department will build a strategic plan using this data, beginning in June of this year.
Game and Fish manages and conserves more than 800 species of fish and wildlife across Wyoming.