Wildlife agencies in many states have long managed animals as a resource for consumption or a nuisance to be contended with. But the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is now seeking input on other ways to move forward.
The prospect is exciting, but at least one major hurdle lies ahead. The agency's operating budget is overwhelmingly funded by hunters, trappers and anglers. This has meant that some species have been allowed to thrive while others have become targets for killing.
This is no way to manage a public trust.
The department is calling this comment opportunity "Washington's Wild Future: A Partnership for Fish and Wildlife." Let's show the agency what a real partnership looks like.
October 28, 2015 Action Alert ID# 291
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