Group Forms To Elevate Wyoming Conservation Legacy In Governor’s Race
LANDER – As the gubernatorial election nears, Wyoming Wildlife Federation and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union have formed a new partnership to educate candidates about issues important to Wyoming voters. Wyoming has a long history of ensuring that balanced conservation policies are a key part of how the state conducts business.
“Wyomingites understand that we don’t have to choose between jobs and conservation, we can have both,” Said Dwayne Meadows, executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation. He continued, “Our world class wildlife habitat supports a vibrant hunting and fishing economy and is key to our traditional way of life in Wyoming -- our past governors have understood that and we need to make sure our next governor continues to honor that legacy.”
Wyoming Conservation Legacy will be raising awareness on four key issues including habitat funding, Greater sage-grouse protection, clean air and natural gas waste, and the conservation title of the Farm Bill. Wyoming has been a leader on all these issues in the intermountain West.
“Wyoming farmers and ranchers are the backbone of conservation in our state,” said Scott Zimmerman, Wyoming government relations director with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. “Our next governor will need to fight for family farmers and ranchers so they continue to have access to tools that conserve, manage and enhance natural resources while increasing the productivity and sustainability of their family operations.”
As the election season heats up, Wyoming Conservation Legacy will make sure that the candidates hear from Wyomingites who care about conservation and the future of the state.
To learn more about the partnership and the issues they work on visit: wyolegacy.org