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www.americaswildlife.org. History of Vision. Fulfilling the Promise (1999) Refuge Improvement Act 1997 Keystone Conference 1998 Conserving the Future (2011) Began in July 2010 www.americaswildlife.org. The vision process and you. April 22 (Earth Day)

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Americaswildlife

www.americaswildlife.org


History of vision

History of Vision

  • Fulfilling the Promise (1999)

    • Refuge Improvement Act

      • 1997

    • Keystone Conference

      • 1998

  • Conserving the Future (2011)

    • Began in July 2010

    • www.americaswildlife.org


The vision process and you

The vision process and you

  • April 22 (Earth Day)

  • Join the conversation at http://americaswildlife.org

  • We need your Help

  • The Future is in Your Hands


The draft vision

The Draft Vision

  • The document is 57 pages long and includes almost 100 recommendations

    • Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Chapter 2: Conserving the Future

    • Chapter 3: Conservation Science

    • Chapter 4: Human – Nature

    • Chapter 5: Organizational Excellence

    • Chapter 6: Leadership in a Landscape of Change

  • Comment directly on draft vision or email [email protected] – start reading at www.americaswildlife.org/vision.


Draft recommendations

Draft Recommendations

  • 10 years from now: we should be able to tell whether the draft vision was achieved or not

  • Some of the draft recommendations:

    • National Conservation Strategy for the Refuge System

    • Friends group for every staffed wildlife refuge

    • Engage youth and volunteers

    • Standards for application of science

    • Increase youth hunting and fishing, diversity in Refuge System workforce

    • Develop a five-year plan to “green” the Refuge System

  • And many more! New bold ideas are welcome.


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Comment on the Draft Vision

Visitors to the website are asked to contribute to the development of the draft vision by:

Comment on the draft vision document – www.americaswildlife.org/vision

- Submit new ideas and discuss them – http://ideas.americaswildlife.org

Bold Ideas Forum


Questions discussion

Questions & Discussion

“To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”

  • Aldo Leopold


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