Public Comment Sought on Draft Wildlife Conservation

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Would you like to have a say in Arizona's proposed strategies for managing and benefiting wildlife over the next decade?

A draft of the state's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy can be downloaded from the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Web site. Formal comment will be accepted from April 23 through May 22. You can provide comment either online through a form on the department's Web site (click here) or by attending any of the public meetings that will be held at Arizona Game and Fish Department offices throughout the state. The meetings are from 6-8 p.m. on the dates and at the locations listed below:

* Monday, April 25, Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop.

* Tuesday, April 26, Flagstaff regional office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road, Flagstaff.

* Wednesday, April 27, Phoenix headquarters, Roadrunner Room, 2222 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix.

* Thursday, April 28, Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road, Tucson.

* Monday, May 2, Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive, Mesa.

* Tuesday, May 3, Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.

* Wednesday, May 4, Yuma regional office, 9140 E. 28th St., Yuma.

* Thursday, May 5, Phoenix headquarters, Roadrunner Room, 2222 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix.

"The Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy is a strategic vision for managing and conserving wildlife over the next ten years," says Jeff Sorensen, resource planner for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. "The plan is important because it will help guide our conservation priorities and ensure that dedicated federal funding, through the State Wildlife Grant Program, will continue to be available for wildlife habitat management activities in Arizona."

For more information on the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, visit