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Chester ag-wildlife committee rep attends national meeting

National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee

Dena Fritz of Chester serves on the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee and recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the group's annual committee meeting.

The advisory committee advises the U.S. secretary of agriculture on policies and activities of USDA's Wildlife Services program, which seeks to address and prevent damage caused by wildlife.

Fritz, one of 20 members appointed to the committee, represents the Marias River Livestock Association and ranching interests.

"I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the committee because it allows me to voice the concerns of farmers and ranchers, as a whole" said Fritz. "By serving on the NWSAC, I have the unique opportunity to engage positively and productively with stakeholders who may fall on the other side of the fence in terms of our values towards wildlife damage management. It's as if we can meet in the middle, lean on the fence from our respective sides and share concerns.

"This sort of exchange is important to ensure the policy recommendations made by the committee will improve WS' ability to serve a public with diverse needs and values," she added.

Fritz is a farmer/rancher from Chester. In addition to being a commercial cattle producer, Fritz is a seventh- to 12th-grade agriculture teacher.


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