Anyone with an interest in wildlife should plan on attending the three-day event on August 24, 25 and 26.
For some background information and some tips on navigating the event, see the August issue of Fish and Game News online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/docs/fgNews/2012aug.pdf, and in print later this week. It includes a statement from Shane Mahoney, one of the featured speakers, an example of the kind of broad-based support for wildlife conservation Fish and Game is trying to generate, and a list of places to register, information on how to participate online, and an agenda.
The Summit will convene at the Riverside Hotel in Boise and six concurrent satellite sites in Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Salmon, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. People also may participate online.
Participation is free, but registration is required because of limited seating. To register online go to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/summit/. Find a location in the green box on the lower left side of the webpage. Or call the nearest Fish and Game office for help and information.
This statewide event will allow residents to participate and to interact in real time. The purpose is to involve as many people as possible in helping to set the direction for how wildlife is managed in Idaho, to find common ground, and ultimately to build a broader base of support for wildlife conservation.