the "Public" Back in "Public Trust"
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Montana's Wildlife & Habitat
1007 N. Warren St.
Helena, MT 59601
Imagine this organization
and site as a healthy stream, a necessary part of the biotic
community at large - constantly moving, adapting, fluid
- a collective (collaborative) resource.
EMWH is a place where the
public can participate as they want, no artifical restrictions
or boundaries, or memberships - dynamic, thinking outside
EMWH is not just settling
for preserving what remains of our wildlife & habitat,
but envisioning the opportunities for Enhancing Montana's
Wildlife & Habitat, which includes healthy private lands,
for ourselves and future generations of Montanans!
Currently we have subscribers
from the following states: MT, ID, WA, OR, AK, WY, CO, UT,
NV, AZ, CA, TX, ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, IA, OH, SC, NC, VA,
FL, TN, MD, PA, MA, NY, NJ, MO, MS, IN
Montana's Wildlife & Habitat
- EMWH advocates the Montana citizen's Constitutional
of Participation and Right
To Know, empowering the Montanan public with their tools of
Public Process; as well as the oversight of stewardship agencies
to ensure transparency and accountability.
Network - a network of
diverse individuals, with equally diverse backgrounds - all
Montanans (non-partisan conservationists, ethical hunters and
anglers, farmers and ranchers, wildlife advocates, wildlife
biologists, scientists, business owners, landowners, Native
Americans) united by a goal of enhancing Montana's wildlife
- Advocating the responsible "best available"
science based management/stewardship of our public resources,
respect for our wildlife, habitat, and healthy private lands -
a holistic approach to Montana.
for public access to our public lands and waters.
- Advocating for the Public Trust Doctrine
which establishes the management of land, wildlife, fish and waterways
for the benefit of the public and future generations.
- Advocating for ethical, fair chase hunting
as a tool of conservation and a right of the Public Trust Doctine
- the keystone component of the North American Model and Wildlife
Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Resolution - The Public Trust
In Fish and Wildlife Conservation
North American Model of Wildlife Conservation - Technical Review 2012
Public Trust Doctrine - Implications For Wildlife Management and Conservation
in the United States and Canada, Technical review 2010
Public Trust Doctrine and Montana's Stream Access History
EMWH, while founded
by Kathryn QannaYahu, was the result of brainstorming with respected
ethical hunter conservationists and wildlife advocates, who saw
a need for boldly tackling issues, presenting the science, economics,
& facts; a collaborative process that would benefit, while
removing and mitigating some of the obstacles that wildlife and
Kathryn is a member
of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers; Public Lands/Water Access
Association (PLWA) and Great Old Broads For Wilderness.
"I was born and mostly raised
in Texas, married into an ag/ranching family. I understand and
respect private land ownership, but I also understand and advocate
for our joint public land ownership and public access rights to
those public lands and waters.
Raised Republican, in my early 20's
I became an Independent, voting on issues, rather than partisan
lines. I I apply that policy into Enhancing Montana's Wildlife
& Habitat work.
Coming from a state so heavily privatized,
a state with less than 2% federally managed public lands (a portion
of which is not aavailble to the public, such as the Department
of Defense and Native American Reservation lands), moving to Montana
in 2007, was culture shock. I had never heard of the Public Trust
Doctrine or the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
before. Once I did hear about these ideologies in 2012, I heavily
researched, then began advocating the Public Trust."
Seeing a great need to get science,
data, law, news and at times the snarky editorial cartoon or artistic
inspiration into the hands of the public; to network these issues
for greater awareness and public participation, Enhancing Montana's
Wildlife & Habitat was born in 2013.