JACKSON — State lawmakers are coming to Teton County to talk about cuts to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and they could get an earful.
The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has encouraged its members to attend Tuesday's 8:30 a.m. meeting in Teton Village. Representatives of the Wyoming Sportsmen's Alliance and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership are scheduled to testify before the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee.
The conservation alliance's executive director, Trevor Stevenson, said that the area will be disproportionately hurt by the cuts because its economy is tied to tourism and recreation. He says lawmakers need to find a way to fully fund the department by looking beyond just using revenue from hunting and fishing licenses.