UTAH DIVISION OF WILDLIFE RESOURCES
Goals and objectives
DWR mission: Our mission is to serve the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state's wildlife.
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.