Governor Matt Mead has challenged agencies to revise and implement science-based strategies to minimize development limitations imposed by federal endangered species regulations through data, science, collaborative effort, and mitigation. The state will implement management, mitigation and collaborative strategies for species having the greatest potential to affect energy development, conservation, and economic health of the region. The goal is to facilitate joint participation, communication, coordination, and collaboration between the USFWS, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), and the Governor of Wyoming through the Governor’s Policy Office (GPO). The WGFD will take the lead for developing and implementing pre-listing recovery actions and conservation agreements for species that they are responsible for managing.
Maintain an active Memorandum of Agreement with the USFWS to minimize species listings under the Endangered Species Act and maintain dedicated staff for grizzly bear, sage-grouse and gray wolf management, and provide the Governor with annual reports on threatened and endangered species.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department (For species under their management jurisdiction)
Governor's Policy Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service