Conservation as an Act of Citizenship
November 8th marks the 75th anniversary
of Idaho’s first successful voter initiative, which created the Fish and Game Commission and a civil service system for employees hired on the basis of merit.
As we celebrate the tenacity and commitment of those who worked so hard for the 1938 initiative, keep in mind that wildlife today faces challenges that weren’t even on the radar screen in 1938.
During his presentation at the Summit, Shane Mahoney remarked, “We need all citizens to care, we need all citizens to believe, we need all citizens to engage, and we need to again make it understood that to be concerned about conservation is an act of citizenship.”
Go ahead, commit an act of citizenship. Do your part for wildlife.