Western Governors seek a partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior to prioritize conservation actions for at-risk species and preserve the integrity of working landscapes, in part by developing the Western Governors’ Task Force on Collaborative Conservation. "A truly collaborative and proactive approach to species conservation efforts in the West is long overdue," asserts the letter sent to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Oct. 10, 2018. "Western Governors propose to build upon ongoing efforts to increase coordination among stakeholders, pursue on-the-ground conservation actions, and improve habitat for at-risk species," noted the letter signed by WGA Chair and Hawaii Gov. David Ige and Vice Chair and South Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. Read, download the letter.