Public Policy with the Mule Deer Foundation

Though it would be nice to think that wildlife conservation is not a political issue, the truth is that decisions made by federal, state, and local elected officials impact mule deer and black-tailed deer.

MDF senior staff works closely with elected officials and policymakers to ensure that conservation and habitat restoration remain a priority. We have a strong relationship with the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state wildlife agency directors, working together on a variety of issues that impact western deer. This includes the implementation of federal migration corridor/seasonal range policy and state mule deer plans, as well as Chronic Wasting Disease and other cross-boundary issues that require even greater coordination with our partners.

Latest on Policy

MDF President Speaks to Western State Game Commissioners

During the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (WAFWA) winter meeting in early January, Mule Deer Foundation President/CEO Joel Pedersen joined colleagues from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Wild Sheep…

America the Beautiful Initiative

Mule Deer Foundation Appreciates Inclusion of Migration Corridor and Sportsmen’s Priorities in Administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation expressed appreciation for the inclusion of many…

A CWD drop off station
America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act

Mule Deer Foundation Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing ACE Act Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation praised the U.S. House of Representatives for yesterday’s passage of the…

View frma above of a national park
The Great American Outdoors Act

Mule Deer Foundation Statement on President Trump’s Signing of Great American Outdoors Act Salt Lake City, UT: Today President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law and the Mule Deer…