February 12, 2018
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds last week’s announcement of Secretarial Order 3362 by secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. This order aims to improve habitat and migration corridors for big game species through collaborative efforts with state and private landowners.
“Secretary Zinke’s order demonstrates his commitment to the health of our nation’s big game species and to working cooperatively with state fish and wildlife agencies, private landowners and the conservation community,” said Virgil Moore, President of the Association of the Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “With the increasing challenges facing big game species, such as antelope, elk, and much deer, it is important to improve these priority habitats across the West. The Association looks forward to helping the Secretary and our state agency members successfully implement Secretarial Order 3362.”
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest. The Association represents its state agency members on Capitol Hill and before the Administration to advance favorable fish and wildlife conservation policy and funding and works to ensure that all entities work collaboratively on the most important issues. The Association also provides member agencies with coordination services on cross-cutting as well as species-based programs that range from birds, fish habitat and energy development to climate change, wildlife action plans, conservation education, leadership training and international relations. Working together, the Association’s member agencies are ensuring that North American fish and wildlife management has a clear and collective voice.