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Allow a few corridors for big game migration

Regulations are important but can impede development. My Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group crafted a recommendation that provides a practical way to identify, designate, and protect a few migration routes without offending private property rights. It is absolutely not a land grab. The order simply establishes a way to designate a handful--single digits--of corridors to protect our state's great treasures: our wildlife, our hunting, and our opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.
Source: 2020 State of the State Address to 65th Wyoming legislature , Feb 10, 2020

Research controlling invasive species at state colleges & UW

Wyoming, like many western states, is struggling to contend with the spread of invasive species like cheatgrass, leafy spurge, and medusahead wildrye. These species are degrading our range, threatening agricultural viability, impacting big game, and raising fire risks across the West.

In our quest for UW to be a top-tier agricultural school, certainly one mission we should consider expanding is our research into better ways to expunge and control the spread of invasives. In support of that effort, I plan to work with UW's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, our community colleges and the state's weed and pest districts to put together a program that will combine research with management, aiming to make sure Wyoming is a leader nationally on combating invasive species.

Source: 2019 State of the State address to Wyoming legislature , Jan 9, 2019

We understand responsibility of stewardship AND development

Since I was a little kid driving with my dad to rodeos all over the state, I have loved what Wyoming offers in every part of the state:

I grew up with people who understood the responsibility of stewardship. I have spent my life, as have many other ranchers, promoting that sense of stewardship to a country increasingly losing touch with the land. I have worked across party lines, with environmental groups and oil companies to advance the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt's famous quote, "Conservation means development as much as it does protection." I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us."

Even though a significant portion of Wyoming is affected by the federal government through federal agencies; it is our private lands that make up some of the most valuable open spaces and high quality wildlife habitat.

Source: 2008 Wyoming House campaign website gordon08.com , Nov 1, 2008

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WY Gubernatorial:
Bill Dahlin
Mary Throne
Matt Mead
Rex Rammell
WY Senatorial:
Cynthia Lummis
Gary Trauner
John Barrasso
Michael Enzi
Yana Ludwig

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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