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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead launched the Species Conservation and Endangered Species Act Initiative in 2015 in his capacity as Chairman of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA).  Since then, the Initiative has helped states share best practices in species management; promoted and elevated the role of states in species conservation efforts; and explored how to improve the efficacy of the Endangered Species Act. The Initiative has entered its second year, during which WGA will host a series of Work Sessions and Webinars to expand on the bipartisan dialogue and refine key themes identified in year one. To support the Initiative, please contact WGA Director of Development Sarah Olsen at 720.897.4540.

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Western Governors would like to thank the following partners for their support over the first year (2015-16) of the Species Conservation and ESA Initiative:

Initiative Sponsors
API / Colorado Petroleum Council
BP America
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Workshop Sponsors
Devon Energy
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

Workshop Supporters
CropLife America
Idaho Power
J.R. Simplot
National Association of Home Builders
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Initiative Affiliates
American Public Power Association
Berkshire Hathaway Energy
Colorado Cattlemen’s Association / Colorado PLC
Idaho Office of Wildlife Conservation
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Northwest Public Power Association
State of Idaho - Department of Fish & Game
Western Energy Alliance
Western States Land Commissioners Association

Initiative Funding also provided by:
State of Wyoming
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service