The Wyoming Game and Fish department wants to hear from the public about its strategic plan and vision for the next five to ten years. They are giving citizens a platform to be heard. The main question: what should the future of Wyoming wildlife look like?
Scott Talbott, the department’s director, said the Game and Fish conducted a similar public input survey in the late 1990’s, which was successful.
“Since that time we haven't done it,” said Talbott. “So, we've certainly have been talking about doing this for some time and decided now is the time to move forward and make sure the direction the department is in in with the wishes and desires of the public.”
Talbott believes public access to public lands will be a hot topic for the public but is looking forward to hearing about issues that may have passed the radar of the department. The public can comment online at wgfd.wyo.gov. Additionally Game and Fish will be holding focus groups and ten public meetings throughout the state in February.