Governor Compiling Task Force for Big Game Migration Issues

Written by on May 8, 2019

Governor Mark Gordon yesterday asked for Wyoming people who have an interest in big game migration to come together to develop recommendations to improve the state’s policies related to these lands.

Wyoming leads the nation in research on the migration of deer, elk and pronghorn and in establishing policies for conserving them. In a press release sent out yesterday, Gordon noted that these policies have implications on energy development that need to be understood.

As an example, the Governor pointed out that Wyoming’s mule deer corridors in the southwest part of the state are the longest in the nation. They overlap public lands where there are key, existing opportunities for oil, gas and other mineral resource development, as well as agricultural operations.

Governor Gordon prefers small groups that work over short time periods, so he is asking for a representative from the minerals industry; agriculture; county commissioners; conservation groups; and sportsmen groups to serve. They will meet in public and develop recommendations in the next three months. Groups and individuals can nominate people to serve by contacting renny.mackay@wyo.gov. Nominations are due by May 20.


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