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State wildlife agencies need reform for effective stewardship of public trust

Bobcat by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA
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I just received this from the Journal of Wildlife Management. I couldn’t agree more. /Gary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State wildlife agencies need reform for effective stewardship of public trust

The Journal of Wildlife Management: Many state wildlife agencies are dependent, financially and politically, on a single user group — hunters. Although this group should continue to be an integral part of wildlife conservation, agencies should adhere to the foundation upon which they were built — stewardship of the public trust. The Public Trust Doctrine postulates that wildlife is owned by no one and held in trust for the benefit of all.
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Posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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