Delaware

The Commission:

  • Name: Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish
  • Regulatory or advisory: Advisory
  • Number of voting members: 9
  • Term length: 3 years
  • How selected: Appointed by Governor
  • Selection criteria per statute:

At least 4, but no more than 5, of the members of the Council shall be affiliated with 1 of the major political parties. At least 3, but no more than 4, of the members of the Council shall be affiliated with the other major political party; provided, however, that there shall be no more than a bare majority representation of 1 major political party over the other major political party. Any person who declines to announce such person’s political affiliation shall also be eligible for appointment as a member of the Council.”

  • From the Commission’s website

The Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish was created in 1953 as the Council on Game and Fish. It serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife.

The Agency:

  • Name: Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
  • Type: Subagency within the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
  • Title of Agency Director: Secretary
  • Mission statement from agency website

“The mission of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is to: Engage all stakeholders to ensure the wise management, conservation and enhancement of the State’s natural resources; Protect public health and the environment; Provide quality outdoor recreation; Improve the quality of life; Lead energy policy and climate preparedness; And educate the public on historic, cultural and natural resource use, requirements and issues.”

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America’s Wildlife Values was an extensive 2018 nationwide survey led by Colorado State University of public attitudes towards wildlife. Findings were compared with a 2004 survey to identify trends. Researchers also surveyed personnel at state wildlife agencies. Reports are available for national, state and agency results. (Some state agencies did not participate.)

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