Monday, April 13, 2015
David Bush
Communications Director

Cheyenne, WY – Governor Matt Mead announced the members of the Fish and Wildlife Resources Task Force today.  The goal of the task force is to recommend strategies to maximize the benefits of the state’s fish and wildlife resources.  Recommendations will include funding, education, vocation and outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as different ways to support the resources.

“This Task Force will work to engage everyone who enjoys our wildlife – not just hunter and anglers. Representatives from tourism, agriculture, the general public and industry – a stellar group of people – will bring a variety of backgrounds to the discussions,” said Governor Mead.  “I appreciate the willingness of these individuals to volunteer their time and serve on this important Task Force.”


The Task Force members and their titles are listed below:

  • Scott Talbott – Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Director Matt Fry – Governor’s Policy Office, Advisor
  • Steve Kilpatrick – Wyoming Wildlife Federation
  • Aaron Clark – Former Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner
  • Dennis Ellis – Anadarko, External Affairs Director
  • Ryan Lance – Crowell & Moring, Attorney (Task Force Chairman)
  • Chris Brown – Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, Executive Director
  • Mike Porter – Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, President
  • Jim Magagna – Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Executive Vice President
  • Jesse Rodenbaugh – Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association, President
  • Tom Burman – University of Wyoming, Athletic Director
  • Bob Rolston – Sheridan County Commissioner
  • Kim Floyd – Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resource Trust, Chairman
  • Stan Cooper – Wyoming Senator and Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee Co-Chair
  • Ruth Petroff – Wyoming State Representative and Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee Co-Chair
  • Diane Shober – Wyoming Office of Tourism, Executive Director
  • Dale Critchfield – Retired Hunting Agent
  • Bob Model – Rancher and on Board of Advisors for Wyoming Wildlife – The Foundation
  • Richard Garrett – Wyoming Outdoor Council, Legislative Advocate

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