Fulfilling the Promise Report Card. In October 2004, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a progress report on implementation of the goals set in the 1999 vision publication “Fulfilling the Promise.” The FWS addressed 42 individual goals in that report. The Chief of the Refuge System in the forward stated, “We've made incredible progress.”
The Blue Goose Alliance Board of Directors commends the Service and Refuge Managers for the progress made to date. However, the BGA believes the Service's performance is somewhat less than "incredible." The experience of former refuge managers does not appear to warrant the upbeat assessment of the progress report. The BGA asked several recently retired senior refuge managers to complete a “report card” rating the progress made on achieving the identified goals. This Bulletin presents the results of this analysis.
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