The fourth and final pilot workshop exploring application of Wildlife Governance Principles (WGPs) to state fish and wildlife agencies was held in Ithaca, New York from September 28 to 30, 2016. Staff from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation?s Bureau of Wildlife (NY BOW) met with Dr. Dan Decker, Dr. Bill Siemer, and Meghan Baumer of Cornell University; Ann Forstchen from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and Dr. Pat Lederle of the Michigan Division of Wildlife to review results of an agency self-assessment comparing traits and practices of the NY BOW to traits and practices aligned with WGPs. This workshop, along with similar sessions held in Florida, Michigan, and Montana earlier this year was conducted under a 2016 Multi-State Conservation Grant (MSCG). At the recent Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) meeting in Philadelphia, the state agency directors approved a 2017 MSCG to further training related to the WGPs based on results of these pilot workshops. The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) participated in development of the WGPs and the workshops and believes application of these principles will improve agency performance and help achieve the recommendations of the AFWA Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America?s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources.