The Beaver State podcast Episode 40: The Legislature - Fish, Wildlife and Politics

December 23, 2020

The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing in Oregon through conversations with Oregonians, ODFW staff and luminaries throughout the conservation world. Each half-hour to forty-five minute podcast will explore complex fish and wildlife topics broadly and in detail, and future episodes will feature weekly information from the Recreation Report.

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Episode 40: The Legislature - Fish, Wildlife and Politics

ODFW's Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife Programs is also the Legislative Coordinator, a role Shannon Hurn has held for the last five legislative sessions. The intersection of fish and wildlife management and statewide lawmaking is necessarily complicated. ODFW's role is to inform lawmakers about potential impacts on our natural resources, and because Oregon is such a big state with many different animals and habitats, many proposed laws would impact our natural resources. We talked to Deputy Director Shannon Hurn about her role as the Legislative Coordinator and about how ODFW works with the Legislature to protect Oregon's fish and wildlife.

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