32. - Produce and act on a rigorous assessment of existing authorities related to hunting and game conservation
Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 34
Many aspects of hunting and wildlife conservation span the authorities of state, federal, and tribal governments. Various formal and informal means of coordinating these responsibilities have evolved. To examine and improve these relationships, it may be necessary to:
- Convene an expert panel of natural resource management and legal professionals.
- Identify relevant authorities and craft a user-friendly compendium for use by relevant federal employees.
- Identify conflicting authorities that result in detrimental impacts to wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation and craft potential statutory and regulatory language to clarify and/or reconcile these conflicts.
- Develop a user-friendly compendium of relevant authorities that will be shared with federal employees and non-federal partners.
- Collect and update formal coordination agreements such as memoranda of understanding (MOU) and Letters of Transmittal, that should be established or updated. Note: historically, these agreements have been made between the federal agencies and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) on behalf of the states. Agreements should include coordination at all levels of the
- Produce a detailed proposal for a Public Land Law Review Commission.