In Episode 68 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses several positive things happening in Virginia on the conservation front. First, both chambers of the General Assembly passed their respective versions of the elk tag bill, in accordance with the 2019 Elk Management Plan. Second, VDGIF announced a Trout Slam Challenge is coming in March 2020. Two things to be excited about. 

SHOW NOTES: 

Elk Tag – House of Delegates: HB 388 http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB388

Elk Tag – State Senate: SB 262 https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+cab+SC10121SB0262+UCSB3

2019-2028 Elk Management Plan: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/Virginia-Elk-Management-Plan.pdf

Conservation Nation Elk Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmdPu_5oR0

Virginia Trout Slam Challenge: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/virginia-trout-slam-challenge/

Brook Trout Native to Virginia: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/trout/wild-trout-program/

WaPo article on hunter decline and its effect on endangered species: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hunting-is-slowly-dying-off-and-that-has-created-a-crisis-for-the-nations-public-lands/2020/02/02/554f51ac-331b-11ea-a053-dc6d944ba776_story.html?fbclid=IwAR1-MmMsy5cMg93lhVUvndI3kJO0QWz3OWp5ZtO-zKrDKpsi77LR54jlW5E

Author

  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com