Resolutions Adopted by SEAFWA

IN APPRECIATION OF The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


WHEREAS, the 70th Annual Conference of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) was held on October 16-19, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The Sportsman’s Paradise; and,

WHEREAS, Charlie Melancon, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and his talented staff have planned and provided an excellent opportunity for the exchange of important information among attendees and stimulating discussions of items of mutual concern and interest; and

WHEREAS, this 70th Annual Conference of the SEAFWA directors has facilitated abundant discussions, both informal and formal regarding wildlife resource management and the challenges for the sustained success of those renewable resources; and

WHEREAS, our gracious hosts in Louisiana, The Sportsman's Paradise, have provided an excellent east Mississippi River location in the state’s capital, Baton Rouge, French for "Red Stick", and where the State Bird is the Eastern Brown Pelican, the State Mammal is the Louisiana Black Bear, the State Reptile is the Alligator, the State Freshwater Fish is the White Perch, and the State Crustacean is the Crawfish; and

WHEREAS, the Great State of Louisiana - The Sportsman's Paradise; and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, serving as our gracious hosts, and home to the world famed “Mardi Gras” celebration, home to famed musician Louis Armstrong, and home to towns designated as “The Duck Capital of America,” “The Buggy Capital of the World,” “The Frog Capital of the World,” and “The Crawfish Capital of the World,” has provided a quality meeting setting giving us an opportunity for a well balanced exchange of ideas and information of significant benefit as we focus on our conference theme: “Conserving Vital Habitats”.

NOW, therefore, be it resolved that the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies expresses its sincere gratitude and warmest appreciation to the Great State of Louisiana, The Sportsman's Paradise; and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for hosting an outstanding 70th Annual Conference.

ADOPTED by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in official session at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The Sportsman's Paradise on October 18, 2016.

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Resolution to provide insurance coverage for the SEAFWA Financial Manager and Executive Secretary


WHEREAS the Directors of the SEAFWA are provided insurance coverage, and

WHEREAS, the Directors of SEAFWA desire to include the Financial Manager and Executive Secretary in the same insurance policy, and 

WHEREAS, the Financial Manager and the Executive Secretary shall serve as non-voting, ex officio board members,

Therefore be it Resolved that the SEAFWA Financial Manager and Executive Secretary are hereby approved as non-voting and ex officio Board Members.

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Resolution Arnold Eversole, Ph.D.


WHEREAS
, we honor and celebrate the commitment, dedication and leadership, of Dr. Arnie Eversole in serving as Managing Editor of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies publications The Proceedings and The Journal, and

WHEREAS, we express our gratitude for his immeasurable contributions serving as Managing Editor associated with 29 years of support to the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and

WHEREAS, The Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies are a compilation of the complete text of papers and presentations made at each annual conference and where representatives from state and federal agencies, citizen's organizations, universities, and private wildlife research groups present their latest findings relative to resource management, both through scientific research and actual case histories and where fisheries and wildlife scientists present peer reviewed papers at their respective sessions, agency enforcement personnel exchange information on tactics and mutual problems and agency attorneys discuss the latest developments in wildlife law and other pertinent legal issues, and

WHEREAS, The Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies are published in the Spring, following the Annual Fall Conference, and Whereas, where The Proceedings and The Journal have evolved from a general reporting of observations to a tightly refereed journal publication – the quality of which is first rate as well as a timely and valuable regional publication and where the production cycle in some cases lasted more than 2 years to now meeting completion in less than 6 months, and

WHEREAS, Dr. Arnie Eversole has expressed enjoyment for his part in developing publications of research topics of historical value for the Southeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies.

NOW Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies expresses its sincere gratitude and warmest appreciation to Dr. Arnie Eversole for his professionalism and dedication to the publications that continue to be the hallmark of the Association.

ADOPTED by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in official session at the Hilton Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA on October 18, 2016.

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Resolution in Appreciation of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


WHEREAS, the 2012 Spring SEAFWA Directors’ Meeting was held on April 21–22, at the tradition and wildlife rich Southern Star Ranch, deep in the Heart of South Texas near Uvalde, home to trophy bucks, boss gobblers and impressive rattlesnakes; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Carter Smith, Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and his talented staff have planned and provided an excellent opportunity for the exchange of important information among attendees and stimulating discussions of items of mutual concern and interest; and

WHEREAS, this Spring Business Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ directors has facilitated abundant discussions, both informal and formal regarding wildlife resource management and the challenges for the sustained success of those renewable resources; and

WHEREAS, our gracious Texas hosts have provided for wildlife related recreational opportunities to the delight of all who participated while providing for a Texas style welcome and hospitality;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies expresses its sincere gratitude and wamest appreciation to the Great State of Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for hosting an outstanding 2012 Spring SEAFWA Directors’ Meeting.

ADOPTED by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in official session at the Southern Star Ranch near Uvalde, Texas, on April 22, 2012.

 

Resolution in Appreciation of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission


WHEREAS, the 66th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies was held on October 7–10, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Hot Springs Resort Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas—The Natural State; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Loren Hitchcock, Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and his talented staff have planned and provided an excellent opportunity for the exchange of important information among attendees and a thought provoking conference centered on the theme “Foundation for a New Generation”; and

WHEREAS, the great state of Arkansas—The Natural State and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, serving as our gracious hosts, and home of Environmentally Friendly Cities and Towns; the Clinton Presidential Library; Bathhouse Row; Crater of Diamonds State Park; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; and home of Country Music Legend Johnny Cash, Winston Cup Series driver Mark Martin; Industrialist—Tournament Archer—Bowhunter and Exhibition Shooter, Ben Pearson; General Douglas MacArthur; Judge Isaac C. Parker, the “Hanging Judge”; and known to have the best quality quartz in the world in the Ouachita Mountains; has provided a conference setting that has given us an opportunity to reflect on the conference theme “Foundation for a New Generation” and the challenges we collectively face in ensuring the sustainability of professional wildlife resource management in the southeast. 2012 Proc. Annu. Conf. SEAFWA Supplemental Information 174

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies expresses its sincere gratitude and warmest thanks to the Great State of Arkansas—The Natural State and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for hosting an outstanding 2012 Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference. ADOPTED by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in official session in Hot Springs, Arkansas at the Embassy Suites Hot Springs Resort Hotel on October 9, 2012.