UTAH DIVISION OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
Goals and objectives
DWR mission: The mission of the Division of Wildlife Resources is to serve the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state's wildlife, and to ensure its future and values through management, protection, conservation and education.
Belief statement: The Division of Wildlife Resources maintains sustainable and diverse wildlife populations that are valuable to all citizens of Utah.
Agency goal: Improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Division of Wildlife Resources.
- Increase programs that promote teamwork, provide leadership training opportunities, and motivate employees to be more productive, efficient and successful.
- Increase programs to effectively recruit and retain new employees.
- Improve the image of the Division by maintaining high standards of conduct and professionalism among division employees.
- Increase efforts to simplify rules, regulations and guidebooks.
Resource goal: Expand wildlife populations and conserve sensitive species by protecting and improving wildlife habitat.
- Protect existing wildlife habitat and improve 500,000 acres of critical habitats and watersheds throughout the state by 2014.
- Increase fish and game populations to meet management plan objectives, and expand quality fishing and hunting opportunities.
- Conserve sensitive species to prevent them from becoming listed as threatened or endangered.
Constituency goal: Achieve broad-based support for division programs and budgets by demonstrating the value of wildlife to all citizens of Utah.
- Increase public awareness of wildlife as a quality-of-life issue in order to expand our support base and achieve stable funding.
- Improve communications with wildlife organizations, public officials, private landowners and government agencies to obtain support for division programs.
- Expand programs to recruit and retain young hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers.