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WGA provides FEMA with recommendations to improve disaster preparedness and...

Published on September 22, 2022
In response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2022 update of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program and Policy Guide, the Western Governors’ As...
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State-Federal Relationship

WGA provides FEMA with recommendations to improve disaster preparedness and...

Published on September 22, 2022

WGA shares policy recommendations related to mining regulations, laws, and ...

Published on August 25, 2022
The Western Governors’ Association submitted several policy resolutions to the Department of the Interior regarding mining regulations, laws, and permitting. The letter ...
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Environmental Management

WGA shares policy recommendations related to mining regulations, laws, and ...

Published on August 25, 2022

WGA shares recommendations with BLM and USFS regarding Executive Order on o...

Published on August 25, 2022
In correspondence with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, the Western Governors’ Association provided feedback relevant to the Biden Administrat...
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Economic Development

WGA shares recommendations with BLM and USFS regarding Executive Order on o...

Published on August 25, 2022

WGA provides Federal Highway Administration with suggestions regarding elec...

Published on August 22, 2022
In correspondence with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Western Governors' Association submitted input regarding western states' critical role in buildin...
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State-Federal Relationship

WGA provides Federal Highway Administration with suggestions regarding elec...

Published on August 22, 2022

The Heat Beneath Our Feet Initiative Survey

Published on August 04, 2022
The Heat Beneath Our Feet is the initiative of WGA Chair and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. It will examine opportunities for and barriers to the increase...
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Energy

The Heat Beneath Our Feet Initiative Survey

Published on August 04, 2022

Policy Resolution 2023-01, Working Lands, Working Communities

Published on July 28, 2022
The resolution recognizes the complex relationship between western communities and the landscapes that sustain them.  Our lands offer economic opportunity, ecological ben...
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Agriculture

Policy Resolution 2023-01, Working Lands, Working Communities

Published on July 28, 2022

Western Governors’ Association 2022 Annual Report

Published on July 26, 2022
The 2022 Annual Report for The Western Governors' Association highlights the past year’s policy work of the Western Governors on topics such as land manage...
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Agriculture

Western Governors’ Association 2022 Annual Report

Published on July 26, 2022

Working Lands, Working Communities Initiative Special Report

Published on July 26, 2022
The Special Report of the Working Lands, Working Communities Initiative contains targeted recommendations on issues that affect natural resource management and the r...
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Agriculture

Working Lands, Working Communities Initiative Special Report

Published on July 26, 2022

Western Governors approve five new policy resolutions; elect new leadership...

Published on June 30, 2022
Western Governors formally approved five policy resolutions during their annual executive session at the end of WGA’s fiscal year (June 30). The resolutions represent th...
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Economic Development

Western Governors approve five new policy resolutions; elect new leadership...

Published on June 30, 2022

Western Governors share policy recommendations related to forest management...

Published on June 30, 2022
In response to the Biden Administration's Executive Order (EO), Strengthening the Nation's Forests, Communities, and Local Economies, Western Governors provided severa...
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Environmental Management

Western Governors share policy recommendations related to forest management...

Published on June 30, 2022

Policy Resolution 2022-12, Recreation and Tourism on Public Lands

Published on June 30, 2022
This resolution articulates Western Governors’ policy on the management of recreation and tourism on public lands. Governors support public access and sustainable outdoo...
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Economic Development

Policy Resolution 2022-12, Recreation and Tourism on Public Lands

Published on June 30, 2022

Policy Resolution 2022-11, Biosecurity and Invasive Species Management

Published on June 30, 2022
This resolution addresses invasive species management and adds substantial new policy, including: a call to address the destructive relationship between invasive grasses and w...
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Environmental Management

Policy Resolution 2022-11, Biosecurity and Invasive Species Management

Published on June 30, 2022

Policy Resolution 2022-10, Federal-State Land Exchanges and Purchases

Published on June 30, 2022
Federally owned lands are widespread throughout western states and are often interspersed with state, tribal, county, municipal, and private lands. This ownership pattern comp...
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Environmental Management

Policy Resolution 2022-10, Federal-State Land Exchanges and Purchases

Published on June 30, 2022

Policy Resolution 2022-09, Radioactive Materials Management

Published on June 30, 2022
The resolution establishes Western Governors’ policy on radioactive materials management. Specifically, the resolution supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s saf...
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Energy

Policy Resolution 2022-09, Radioactive Materials Management

Published on June 30, 2022

Policy Resolution 2022-08, National Minerals Policy

Published on June 30, 2022
Western Governors support building on the 1970 Mining and Minerals Policy Act with legislation and policies that unlock our domestic mineral potential and ensure access to met...
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Economic Development

Policy Resolution 2022-08, National Minerals Policy

Published on June 30, 2022

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