The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) commends today's signing of Executive Order 3362 by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The executive order is aimed at improving western big game habitat and associated migration corridors. The signing and announcement was made by the Secretary while attending the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo in Salt Lake City.
"We applaud Secretary Zinke for recognizing and highlighting the importance of big game populations in the western United States, along with his efforts to bring a new and heightened focus to maintain key big game habitats and crucial migratory linkages," said Curt Melcher, Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and WAFWA President. "The state fish and wildlife agencies represented by WAFWA are eager to work with the Secretary and others on this legacy initiative to ensure a healthy future for western wildlife and wildlife-based recreation."
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Since 1922, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has advanced conservation in western North America. Representing 23 western states and Canadian provinces, WAFWA’s reach encompasses more than 40 percent of North America, including two-thirds of the United States. Drawing on the knowledge of scientists across the West, WAFWA is recognized as the expert source for information and analysis about western wildlife. WAFWA supports sound resource management and building partnerships at all levels to conserve wildlife for the use and benefit of all citizens, now and in the future.
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