AFWA Blue Ribbon Panel

By Julia King

Image Credit: USFWS

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), which represents state fish and wildlife agencies, recently announced panelists for the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. The Blue Ribbon Panel — co-chaired by Dave Freudenthal, former Wyoming Governor, and John Morris, Founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops — is charged with recommending funding solutions and policy options to fund conservation for all fish and wildlife species. The selected panelists represent outdoor recreation, conservation, energy, and sportsmen’s groups such as National Wildlife Federation, the Hess Corporation, and Ducks Unlimited.

The Wildlife Society supports this effort by AFWA and the Blue Ribbon Panel to identify new funding mechanisms that will finance wildlife conservation into the future.

Read more from AWFA’s news release