WATCH: COVID-19 Impacts to Natural Resource Management webinar

The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, COVID-19 Impacts to Natural Resource Management, on Friday, May 22.

The webinar examined emerging challenges facing natural resource management professionals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists discussed impacts to wildfire mitigation and suppression, invasive species management, wildlife management and more. Beyond immediate challenges, panelists discussed potential long-term implications of COVID-19 to cross-boundary natural resource management.

This webinar was part of a series produced under the WGA Working Lands Roundtable. The Roundtable continues implementation of WGA’s natural resource-focused initiatives and serves as a vehicle for discussion on cross-boundary working lands management.

Moderator: Kristen Averyt, Climate Policy Coordinator, Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Panelists: Dan Prenzlow, Director, Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Grant Beebe, Assistant Director, BLM Fire and Aviation; Lloyd B. Knight, Administrator, Division of Plant Industries, Idaho State Department of Agriculture.

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