Law and Regulation Review

The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) is available to conduct reviews of wildlife and natural resource agency programs and functions. At the request of agencies, WMI has successfully completed over 70 reviews of fish and wildlife programs in more than 40 states and 4 provinces. WMI has also compiled and published national summaries of the organization, authority and programs of state fish and wildlife agencies in 1948, 1968, 1977, 1987 and 1997.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) approved a cooperative agreement with the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) to review current laws and regulations with respect to the operation of the PGC. This review included the analysis of approximately 230 laws found in Title 34 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes and 460 regulations found in Title 58, Part III of the Pennsylvania Code.  Four WMI staff members, with a cumulative professional experience of more than 150 years, and knowledge of and exposure to fish and wildlife laws and regulations across the nation, reviewed each law and regulation.  This review consisted of the presumed basis for each law and regulation and a recommendation with respect to maintaining, modifying, reviewing, or abolishing each law or regulation. 

The costs for each law and regulation review vary and depend upon the nature and extent of the review. WMI works closely with each agency in developing appropriate objectives and parameters for the work. WMI guarantees confidentiality and releases review information only to the contracting agency.