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Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation

Eight Required Elements of
the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

What's here now? - Distribution and abundance of wildlife species. Focus on low and declining species that are indicators of the health of the state's wildlife.

Health Check - Location and condition of habitats that are vital to conserving priority species.

Threats - Identify problems that may harm wildlife species and/or habitats, and priority research for conservation actions.

Actions - Prescriptions and priorities for conserving wildlife species and habitats.

Monitoring - How to assess and measure effectiveness of conservation actions.

Review - Assessment at intervals not to exceed 10 years.

Coordination - Involvement of federal, state, and local agencies and Native American tribes that manage lands or programs affecting wildlife.

Public Participation - Required by law and essential for success in developing and carrying out plans.

The 2005 Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy files are in the Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.