Draft Interim Strategic Vision

The California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision Executive Committee has released the draft interim strategic vision for public review. This document is the first draft of potential recommendations for a strategic vision for the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the California Fish and Game Commission (F&GC) that will be presented to the Governor and California State Legislature in February 2012 as required by AB 2376 (Huffman, 2010).

This first draft of the strategic vision contains two important elements that give the public a chance to further engage in a dialogue about the future of DFG and F&GC:

  1. Chapter 3 is a draft interim framework for a strategic vision, where potential core values, underlying principles, goals and objectives are identified and intended to initiate a public conversation. Reviewers of the draft interim strategic vision are encouraged to focus on chapter 3 as it will form the foundation for a future strategic vision and such review will best inform the reader's understanding of the direction of the visioning process.
  2. Appendix B presents diverse preliminary ideas about improving the function and structure of DFG and F&GC. The numerous and sometimes conflicting ideas in the tables emphasizes the draft nature of the product intended to initiate public dialogue.

The ideas in this draft document have not been finalized in any way and are meant for discussion purposes only.

In September 2010, Assembly Bill 2376 was signed into law, requiring the California Natural Resources Agency to convene a committee to develop and submit to the Governor and California State Legislature, by July 1, 2012, a strategic vision for DFG and F&GC. The California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision Project is intended to establish a strategic vision for DFG and F&GC that addresses, among other things, improving and enhancing their capacity and effectiveness in fulfilling their public trust responsibilities for protecting and managing the state's fish and wildlife.

The California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision Executive Committee, with assistance from a blue ribbon citizen commission and a stakeholder advisory group, are developing three deliverables: The draft interim strategic vision in November 2011, an interim strategic vision in February 2012, and a strategic vision by July 1, 2012.

Read the Draft Interim Strategic Vision Here

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