Lummis Underscores Importance of State-Led Migration Corridor Improvements

November 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Senate Western Caucus Chair Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) emphasized the importance of backing state-level collaborative efforts to restore migration corridors rather than introducing blanket federal regulations that could do more harm than good in states like Wyoming during an Environmental and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife hearing titled, “Challenges and Opportunities to Facilitate Wildlife Movement and Improve Migration Corridors.”

“Wyoming is home to some of the best and brightest wildlife experts who offer a wealth of knowledge and commonsense solutions to restoring migration corridors across the west,” said Lummis. “We should continue to empower Wyoming’s experts and stakeholders to carry on this important work. This hearing gives us the perfect opportunity to find ways we can support states, not get in their way.” 

Wyoming Game and Fish Chief Game Warden Richard King served as a witness during the hearing and acknowledged that states should continue to take the lead in implementing and restoring migration corridors, with Wyoming serving as a shining example. He went into further detail emphasizing the significance of state-led conservation efforts and the importance of voluntary private landowner participation. Mr. King emphasized that “more regulation isn’t the answer, but increased cooperation is.” 

 Watch her full remarks here