The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership will take public input on their Sportsmen Values Mapping Project next Friday, December 16, with a goal of collecting data on the areas that matter most to Wyoming hunters and anglers.
Neil Thagard, Wyoming resident and hunter, and TRCP member tells us about the project.
The project was endorsed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission in July, and a similar three-year process was conducted in Montana beginning in 2007, according to a media release from TRCP. Montana has already used the information gathered by TRCP in decisions regarding public lands development. The meeting will be interactive, with those in attendance asked to identify areas on a map according to species and areas in the state where they like to hunt and fish. TRCP will then digitize the data into GIS format for use by state groups Thagard mentioned.
Thagard says the project is in-line with TRCP's mission in partnering to preserve traditions of hunting and fishing.
The meeting will be next Friday from 5 to 7 pm in the Public Meeting Room of the County Commissioners Office. Participants will also be entered into a free prize drawing for a chance to win a Marlin XL7.270 rifle package complete with scope and shooting stand.