Urbanization (as Demographic process) the movement of people from rural to urban areas with population growth equating to urban migration [immigration]. United Nations (AP/Frank Franklin II) Idaho Trends
Proportion of Rural (light blue):Urban (dark blue) Dwellers in the U. S. (source: U. S. Bureau of Census) (from DeStefano et al. 2005)
Landuse Patterns in the U. S.: % Developed (source: USGS National Land Cover Data) Green 20% (from DeStefano et al. 2005)
Demographic Patterns in the U. S.: % Urban (source: U. S. Bureau of Census) Green 70% Pink >80% Red >90% (from DeStefano et al. 2005)
“State fish and wildlife agencies are struggling to address new and emerging conservation challenges while retaining core traditional programs. Many are finding they are unable to do so adequately and fear loss of relevancy to society unless they are able to transform into organizations that meet changing public needs and interests, while continuing commitments to core programs.” WMI July 16, 2010 IEF June 15, 2008
Idaho Legal Foundation “All wildlife, including all wild animals, birds, and fish, within Idaho, is declared to be the property of the state. It shall be preserved, protected, perpetuated, and managed.”
Mission Statement "All wildlife, including all wild animals, wild birds, and fish, within the state of Idaho, is hereby declared to be the property of the state of Idaho. It shall be preserved, protected, perpetuated, and managed. It shall be only captured or taken at such times or places, under such conditions, or by such means, or in such manner, as will preserve, protect, and perpetuate such wildlife, and provide for the citizens of this state and, as by law permitted to others, continued supplies of such wildlife for hunting, fishing and trapping."
Vision 2011 Sponsor a Wildlife Congress in 2012 of all Idahoans to pursue new initiatives and/or validate existing strategies. Vision: Provide the catalyst for the discussion of changing ways of doing of our business that are required to insure the outdoors is a better place for the next generation; not only with sustainable wildlife populations but for access to hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife based recreation.
Vision 2011 Lay the foundation to broaden the Department’s funding base. The Department will work with public, sportsman, conservation groups, legislators and other State agencies to build the relationships and coalitions necessary to obtain a new and additional funding sources in the next two to four years while maintain a primary funding base that is self- supporting
IEF June 15, 2011 November 2, 2010 Voters in Iowa overwhelmingly voted to approve last Tuesday a constitutional amendment to establish the Iowa Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund. Establishes a permanent revenue for natural resources and outdoor recreational programs in the state of about $150 million per year.