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The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce the second year of Celebrate the West, a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state.

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This installment of Species Spotlight takes a closer look at partnership-driven conservation efforts that brought the island fox from the brink of extinction to a delisting due to recovery in record time.

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Find out what the governor of your state has been working on lately:

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Wildfire season is raging across the West. Check here for the latest updates from the National Interagency Fire Center on the total burn damage across the West and the major fires in the region.

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Two months later, Alberta's massive Fort McMurray wildfire is officially 'under control,' but the damage left behind is staggering. The total costs are estimated at nearly $3.6 billion, making the wildfire the costliest insured disaster in Canadian history.

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WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury shared the perspective of Western Governors that the BLM Planning 2.0 Initiative proposal has "significant shortcomings" at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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We're less than a week away from our 2016 Annual Meeting in Wyoming. The agenda is loaded with significant federal guests, compelling keynote speakers and diverse western policy panels.

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The El Segundo Blue Butterfly was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1976, prompting the preservation of the last remaining dunes of its habitat. See how protection and restoration of the butterfly’s habitat has led to population growth.

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WGA is excited to announce that keynotes by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz have been added to the agenda for our 2016 Annual Meeting.

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The Governors' latest outreach commented on the BLM's proposed rule, Resource Management Planning. In their comments, the Governors question whether the Proposal offers "positive changes" and suggest meaningful consultation with Western Governors to remedy issues.
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