The ability of State natural resource agencies to engage and impact federal land and resource plans is paramount. By strengthening the coordination of programs among these agencies and local jurisdictions, Arizona can address federal encroachment and effectively impact public land and resource management through a comprehensive State natural resource management vision and strategy. Cross-agency coordination is imperative to a sound and timely response to federal actions that will affect State resources and rural economies.
We must protect State interests related to wildlife, land, water, and natural resources by actively engaging and countering federal encroachment on State authorities tasked with managing Arizona’s natural resources. I will issue an Executive Order creating a Natural Resources Review Council to develop a strategy to manage our natural resources in a coordinated effort designed to promote economic development in Arizona.