Finding Common Ground to Sustain Fish and Wildlife (FCG)
Montana is known for its quality and abundance of fish and wildlife. FWP is responsible for managing these resources. It's an expensive endeavor that has for decades been almost exclusively funded by hunters and anglers. Today, there's a need for everyone—not just hunters and anglers who fund 90% of the bill to fund fish and wildlife management— to have a respectful discussion about what we have in common and ways to broaden support and funding for FWP fish and wildlife management. In 2015, FWP Director Jeff Hagener convened a diverse group of citizens to begin this discussion. The group met on five occasions and represented the interests of anglers, hunters, wildlife watchers, landowners, citizen scientists, conservation organizations, and FWP.