Saturday, August 03, 2002

protecting widlife and diversity

Environmental problems often transcend state boundaries. The federal government doesn't always share the same interests in monitoring and protecting the environment that state government does. What has been needed is a forum where the different states could have their representatives get together and communicate. It looks like one has just been formed.

That conduit of information exchange is a new organization, with membership from 46 states, called the Natural Resources Leadership Council of the States (NRLCS). Its membership consists of representatives from the state agencies that administrate programs involving "conservation, resource management and outdoor recreation." Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) issued a press release this last Wednesday offering more details on the bipartisan organization and their involvement with it. The Conservation Fund was instrumental in helping the states form the NRLCS.

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