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Wolf Regulations Meetings to be Broadcast via the Internet

04/03/2012

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center to broadcast, via the internet, 3 public wolf regulation meetings in April. The meetings are designed to provide information and gather public comments on the department's draft revised wolf management and wolf hunting regulations, which are currently open for public comment.

"Understanding public opinions about wildlife management is a high priority with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department," said WGFD Assistant Wildlife Chief Scott Edberg. "We hope this new technology will help us reachmore people with information about wolves in Wyoming and our proposed approach to wolf management."

People interested in viewing the online meetings can log in to a website and watch from a computer. They will also be able to submit questions via a chat feature, though time restrictions may prevent WGFD personnel at the meeting from answering questions submitted online. There are no restrictions on the number of people who can participate, and there is no preregistration required.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

April 9 - Pinedale, 7:00 pm
April 10 - Jackson, 7:00 pm
April 11 - Lander, 6:00 pm

The WGFD will also host an internet-only "webinar" on the draft wolf regulations on April 12 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at http://bit.ly/wolvesonline.

People who wish to provide formal public comments about the proposed wolf regulations must provide those in writing at any of the public meetings or via mail at the address below. Verbal comments received during the online meetings will not be entered into the formal record. Public comments on the proposed wolf regulations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2012.

Written comments may be submitted to:

Wyoming Game and Fish Department
ATTN: Wolf Regulation Comments
3030 Energy Lane
Casper, WY 82604

To see the draft regulation and find out more about the meetings, go to: http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/news-1000380.aspx.

To join the public meetings listed above, go to:

http://bit.ly/pinedale
http://bit.ly/snowking
http://bit.ly/landeroffice

For those individuals who want to participate through this process, they will be prompted to download a file through the video streaming software to join the session. Then they simply enter their name and they will be in the session.
(Contact: Eric Keszler (307) 777-4594)

-WGFD-

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