PRESS RELEASE — Friday, June 8, 2012
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Facing a turning point in wildlife management, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled an Idaho Wildlife Summit in August to discuss options for the future. This week on DIALOGUE, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with several summit participants about what those choices may be and how the state's residents can get involved in the process.
Viewers can email their questions and comments before the live show on Thursday, June 14, at 8:30/7:30 p.m. MT/PT to email@example.com or they can post them on the show's Facebook page, Dialogue on Idaho Public Television.
Cartan-Hansen's guests include Virgil Moore, Idaho Department of Fish and Game director; Randy Budge, Fish and Game commissioner; Wendy Green-Lowe of P2 Solutions, a public participation and facilitation expert; and Steve Alder, a representative from the Clearwater chapter of the group Idaho for Wildlife.
Founded in 1938, Idaho's Department of Fish and Game was established to "preserve and protect" the state's wildlife. Hunting and fishing licenses are the agency's primary source of funding. But fewer Idahoans hunt and fish, which means revenue is down. Also, 80 percent of the state's wildlife is neither hunted nor fished, so fees don't generate funds to support their management. How will Fish and Game continue its mission to preserve and protect all of Idaho's wildlife in an age of declining revenue and increasing demand? Those are among the topics to be discussed.View or listen to DIALOGUE episodes in a variety of formats: