Putting the "Public" Back in "Public Trust"

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Enhancing Montana's Wildlife & Habitat
Kathryn QannaYahu Kern
924 11th Ave., Apt. 2
Helena, MT 59601

EMWH is a place where the public can participate as they want, no artifical restrictions or boundaries, or memberships - dynamic, thinking outside the box.

EMWH is not just settling for preserving what remains of our wildlife & habitat, but envisioning the opportunities for Enhancing Montana's Wildlife & Habitat, which includes healthy private lands, for ourselves and future generations of Montanans!

Currently we have subscribers from the following states: MT, ID, WA, OR, AK, WY, CO, UT, NV, AZ, CA, TX, ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, IA, OH, SC, NC, VA, FL, TN, MD, PA, MA, NY, NJ, MO, MS, IN


Enhancing Montana's Wildlife & Habitat

  • EMWH advocates the Montana citizen's Constitutional Right of Participation and Right To Know, empowering the Montanan public with their tools of Public Process; as well as the oversight of stewardship agencies to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Network - a network of diverse individuals, with equally diverse backgrounds - all Montanans (non-partisan conservationists, ethical hunters and anglers, farmers and ranchers, wildlife advocates, wildlife biologists, scientists, business owners, landowners, Native Americans) united by a goal of enhancing Montana's wildlife and habitat.
  • Advocating the responsible "best available" science based management/stewardship of our public resources, respect for our wildlife, habitat, and healthy private lands - a holistic approach to Montana.
  • Advocating for public access to our public lands and waters.
  • Advocating for the Public Trust Doctrine which establishes the management of land, wildlife, fish and waterways for the benefit of the public and future generations.
  • Advocating for ethical, fair chase hunting as a tool of conservation and a right of the Public Trust Doctine - the keystone component of the North American Model and Wildlife Conservation.

Western Association Of Fish And Wildlife Agencies Resolution - The Public Trust Doctrine
In Fish and Wildlife Conservation

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation - Technical Review 2012

The Public Trust Doctrine - Implications For Wildlife Management and Conservation in the United States and Canada, Technical review 2010

The Public Trust Doctrine and Montana's Stream Access History

EMWH, while founded by Kathryn QannaYahu Kern, was the result of brainstorming with respected ethical hunter conservationists and wildlife advocates, who saw a need for boldly tackling issues, presenting the science, economics, & facts; a collaborative process that would benefit, while removing and mitigating some of the obstacles that wildlife and habitat face.

Kathryn is a member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Great Old Broads For Wilderness.

"I was born and mostly raised in Texas, married into an ag/ranching family. I understand and respect private land ownership, but I also understand and advocate for our joint public land ownership and public access rights to those public lands and waters.

Raised Republican, in my early 20's I became an Independent, voting on issues, rather than partisan lines. I I apply that policy into Enhancing Montana's Wildlife & Habitat work.

Coming from a state so heavily privatized, a state with less than 2% federally managed public lands (a portion of which is not aavailble to the public, such as the Department of Defense and Native American Reservation lands), moving to Montana in 2007, was culture shock. I had never heard of the Public Trust Doctrine or the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation before. Once I did hear about these ideologies in 2012, I heavily researched, then began advocating the Public Trust."

Seeing a great need to get science, data, law, news and at times the snarky editorial cartoon or artistic inspiration into the hands of the public; to network these issues for greater awareness and public participation, Enhancing Montana's Wildlife & Habitat was born in 2013.


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