HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that the agency has posted its new Strategic Plan on its website. To view the document, go to the agency’s Web site and click on “Resources,” then select “Reports and Minutes,” then choose “2009-2014 Strategic Plan.”
“This strategic plan will be used to guide the agency and its operations for the next five years,” Roe said. “We developed this plan to clearly define the agency’s priorities; how that work will be carried out; and how we intend to monitor our progress.
“This plan also will enable us to develop our annual budgets to reflect the priorities established to manage Pennsylvania’s wild birds, wild mammals, and their habitats for current and future generations.”
Roe noted that this strategic plan will replace the one developed to cover 2003-2008.
“In past Legislative Budget and Finance Committee reviews focused on the agency’s compliance with its strategic plan, it was made clear to the General Assembly that the agency’s ability to fully implement the goals and objectives of the strategic plan is severely limited by its current funding structure,” Roe said. “It is not a matter of will, but rather a matter of funding that limits the agency from achieving many of the important objectives that enhance wildlife, wildlife habitats and provide more opportunity for our hunters and trappers.”
The strategic plan is divided into seven goals that are further expanded through strategic and operational objectives and a set of strategic outcome and output measurements. The seven goals are:
GOAL 1: Conserve, protect and restore wildlife populations for their many public values.
GOAL 2: Improve the public’s appreciation of wildlife, and their awareness and understanding of wildlife resource management.
GOAL 3: Promote and perpetuate our hunting and trapping heritage.
GOAL 4: Manage and protect a network of public and private lands and waters to provide habitat for wildlife.
GOAL 5: Enhance the public’s understanding of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s mission and its responsibilities.
GOAL 6: Develop sustainable funding sources that support the agency’s mission and identity.
GOAL 7: Promote a diverse, professional and efficient organization.
“We are committed to being the best wildlife management agency that we can be for the people of Pennsylvania, and for the wildlife resources that we are entrusted to manage for current and future generations,” Roe said. “This strategic plan will guide us in that effort and provide the public with a clear understanding of what we are striving to do to protect, conserve and promote hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and the State Game Lands system.”