Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead discussed the first year of his Western Governors' Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative at WGA's 2016 Annual Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Gov. Mead told attendees: "If we care about species, if we care about conservation, we should also care about the Endangered Species Act, and we should care about it operating at the best level possible."
Gov. Mead also released a Special Report and video on the first year of his central policy initiative, and expressed that work has just begun. "I refuse to accept that something so important as the Endangered Species Act can't be improved upon. I am not going to go forward in a timid fashion."
Listen to Gov. Mead's Keynote
Learn more about the Western Governors' Species Conservation and ESA Initiative.
Listen to new WGA Chairman Montana Gov. Steve Bullock preview his National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.
ANNUAL MEETING RECAPS
Learn more about the work of the Western Governors by reviewing our policy outreach and visiting the blog. You can also sign up for e-mail updates and follow the Western Governors' Association on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.