Introducing the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR)

Jerry Nissley

Many of you know that effective 1 July 2020, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) changed its name to the Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) to encompass the greater expanse of their responsibilities.

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After reading the notice, I poked around their web site and found a link to Virginia Wildlife and Habitat resources that is interesting on several levels. The myriad of sub-topics include Virginia Wildlife, which describes many of our state’s fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. A link to Wildlife Habitat provides resource information on how to build backyard habitats that attract and help sustain wildlife in our communities. Restore the Wildlife describes how folks can get involved with restoration projects around Virginia. There is even advice and phone numbers on what to do with injured wildlife and so much more.

So please click the link below and take some time to review the resources provided by the new and improved DWR. They do a great job at providing state level information, and they sell cool t-shirts too!

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