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NO. R-34. JOINT RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT PROFESSIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE PERSONNEL MAKE TO SUSTAINING AND IMPROVING VERMONT’S WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND ENVIRONMENT.

(J.R.H. 26)

Offered by:Representatives Helm of Castleton, Cillo of Hardwick, Freed of Dorset, Gervais of Enosburg, Hoag of Woodford, Holmes of Bethel, Ranney of Castleton, Sheltra of Derby and Waite of Pawlet.

Whereas, the state of Vermont recognizes the importance of maintaining a strong and healthy environment for wildlife and fisheries, and the aesthetic and economic benefits that they bring to the state of Vermont, and

Whereas, the roles of professional wildlife managers, fisheries managers, biologists and Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens are of profound importance to the protection and management of the state’s various species of fish and wildlife, and

Whereas, the professionalism of these dedicated people adds to the management and protection of our wildlife renewable resources, and

Whereas, the public approves of the management techniques as well as the educational and management tools used by fish and wildlife personnel, and

Whereas, the expert management techniques employed by these dedicated men and women are also responsible for the bountiful wildlife and fisheries in the state of Vermont, and

Whereas, the educational and management tools that are used by these highly trained individuals have greatly benefited the residents of Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly commends the professionalism and dedication of the personnel at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and be it further

Resolved: That special recognition is made of the improvement in the quality of life and the protection of natural resources that has resulted from the department’s management procedures, as well as its wildlife education and restoration programs, and be it further

Resolved: That these professional personnel should preserve the department’s mission statement by using proven management practices to maintain Vermont’s fish and wildlife and environmental quality, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State is directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife who shall share it with the department’s personnel, to the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, and to the Governor.