The Western Governors' Association hosted a webinar on Sept. 7 as part of its ongoing series for the Species Conservation and the Endangered Species Act Initiative.
Species Conservation Funding examined current methods of funding species conservation efforts, as well challenges and opportunities to leveraging additional funding for conservation of at-risk and endangered species. The moderator was Timothy Male, Executive Director at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. Panelists included: Christy Plumer, Chief Conservation Officer, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; Virgil Moore, Director, Idaho Department of Fish and Game; Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Species Conservation and the Endangered Species Act Initiative was launched in 2015 by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead in his capacity as WGA Chairman. The WGA policy team is in the midst of a multi-year work plan to advance the objectives of the initiative based on the policy resolution, Species Conservation and the Endangered Species Act. Here's where to read and download the Year Two Recommendations that have been incorporated by reference into the resolution.