50th Anniversary Resolution of the Central Flyway

Council reaffirmation of flyway principles and ideals

WHEREAS; the flyway plan of administering the waterfowl resources of the Continent was adopted at the Forty-first Convention of the International Association of Game and Fish and Conservation Commissioners in 1951; and

WHEREAS; Flyway Councils were established in 1952 (Central Flyway in 1948) for the express purpose of dealing more effectively with waterfowl research, management and programs; and

WHEREAS; since their inception, Flyway Councils have produced better understanding and cooperation among state and provincial wildlife agencies to participate fully in partnerships with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service; and

WHEREAS; Flyway Councils have served as a forum for communication to recognize and resolve problems, create opportunities, and promote the conservation and benefits of our waterfowl resources for all people; and NOW,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that on the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the Flyway Councils that the Central Flyway Council reaffirms its support to the principles and ideals of the flyway council system and pledges a renewed commitment towards finding solutions to problems that threaten waterfowl and other migratory bird resources into the future.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Central Flyway Council reaffirms its participation in the flyway council system to cooperatively participate in the formulation of annual migratory bird hunting regulations and to provide sound, scientifically based management practices and policies for the betterment of migratory birds in North America.

26 July 2002, Omaha, Nebraska