Arizona’s Next public meeting on State Wildlife Action Plan is Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Tucson
Arizona – -(AmmoLand.com)- You can still participate in the review of Arizona’s State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) and attend one of the remaining public meetings in January and February. The meetings are scheduled from 3-7 p.m. on these dates:
- Wednesday, Jan. 6, Tucson, Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road.
- Tuesday, Jan. 19, Yuma, Arizona Game and Fish Department Yuma regional office, 9140 E. 28th St.
- Wednesday, Jan. 20, Mesa, Arizona Game and Fish Department Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive.
- Wednesday, Feb. 10, Pinetop, Arizona Game and Fish Department Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
- Tuesday, Feb. 16, Flagstaff, Radisson Woodlands Hotel, 1175 West Route 66.
- Thursday, Feb. 25, Phoenix, Arizona Game and Fish Department Headquarters, 5000 W. Carefree Highway.
Each meeting will begin with formal presentations at 3 p.m. and conclude no later than 7 p.m. following open worktable sessions in which attendees are invited to participate. The meeting will end early if the needs of the participants have been met prior to 7 p.m.
The review will focus on three main areas of the plan: the species of greatest conservation need (including the criteria used to determine their status and their spatial distributions); the spatial distribution of stressors to wildlife (including a vulnerability assessment for climate change); and delineation of landscapes of conservation concern.
The public can also provide input into aspects of the plan by accessing an online survey at www.azgfd.gov/cwcs.
Arizona’s SWAP, previously known as the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, builds on and complements existing plans and wildlife conservation projects and provides a vision for managing Arizona’s fish, wildlife, and wildlife habitats over the next 10 years. It is a means to receive federal funding for wildlife conservation in the form of state wildlife grants.
The plan outlines strategies and conservation actions aimed at promoting partnerships and coordinating efforts among all who hold a stake in conserving Arizona’s wildlife. The public review process currently being conducted is a requirement of the plan.
The existing SWAP document, along with some new maps and documents and PDF links to the presentation slides, is posted at www.azgfd.gov/cwcs. A DVD of the complete set of SWAP maps (there are more than 340) can be requested through [email protected]
The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Director’s Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the Fish and Wildlife Service, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr. Ste. 130, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s Office as listed above.