Revised Wyoming State Wildlife Action Plan Available for Public Comment

CODY- An initial draft of Wyoming’s revised State Wildlife Action Plan is complete and avail-able for review.

Wyoming’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) is a comprehensive strategy to maintain the health and diversity of wildlife within the state, including reducing the need for future listings under the federal Endangered Species Act. The SWAP was produced as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service State Wildlife Grants program.

Formerly called the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, Wyoming’s SWAP was first developed in 2005 and planned to be revised every five years. The action plan is coordinated with other wildlife and natural resource agencies and organizations. Public input is also an integral part of the development and implementation of this plan.

Although the Game and Fish will not be hosting a Big Horn Basin meeting, public comments on the plan are welcome.  The entire revised SWAP and associated information are on the WGFD website at: http://gf.state.wy.us/SWAP2010/index.asp. The public comment period for the State Wildlife Action Plan is September 15 to October 31, 2010.

For more information about the SWAP revision or public input processes, contact:
Glenn Pauley
WGFD SWAP Coordinator
307-777-4637
Glenn.pauley@wgf.state.wy.us

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