Just got this email and thought I would past it on.
Subject: Wildlife Assets Bill
Friends and interested parties,
Please contact your legislators in support of HB348. This bill is very important to preserve the integrity of the Advisory Committee and Boards process. We have the most open and public wildlife management process in the nation. We have 80+ freely elected advisory committees and and Boards of Game and Fish that hear hundreds of hours and thousands of pages of public testimony annually. Radical environmentalists have attempted to, once again, circumvent the process by ballot initiative.
This time it is wolves, last time it was bear baiting, next time it may be commercial fishing, or trapping.
HB 348 will clarify wildlife as an "asset" of the state similar to the permanent fund, and other resource assets. Case law and the Constitution already strongly support this position, yet we keep spending millions of dollars fighting "Ballot Box Biology". This bill will put to rest, once and for all, these initiative to remove valuable management tools from ADF&G.
This bill will strike a devastating blow to radicals that would like to see the Alaskan way of life replaced with the "urban environmentalist" lifestyle.
The other side is very well organized and has already mounted a huge campaign to defeat this bill.
If there was ever a time for subsistence users and sportsmen to come together and make their voices heard, this is it!
It only takes two minutes to send a message to all legislators at the link below.
The bill may be read at this link.
Chair - Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory Committee
"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."
"A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." -Teddy Roosevelt 1912