The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is moving forward with Phase II of the public collaborative process pertaining to the management of the feedgrounds. Brian Nesvik, director of Game and Fish explains, “This process is the next step in the necessary progression of wildlife management where we must continually evaluate science and emerging needs and issues related to our programs.”
This summer, Phase II began with a series of public meetings held across the state to outline the next steps in the public collaborative and invite interested members of the public to sign on as stakeholders. Stakeholder groups include agriculture/landowners, government/elected representatives, sportspersons, nongovernmental organizations, hunting outfitters and guides, general public and academics. A list of the stakeholders and their associated focus groups can be found on the Elk Feedgrounds – A challenge we can take on website.
Beginning in early November, Game and Fish will host weekly shared learning opportunities for stakeholders on feedgrounds-related issues that were identified in Phase I. The more in-depth shared learning sessions will conclude in early February with an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide Game and Fish with their feedback.