This should be obvious, but it takes a lot more than a village to manage America’s abundant fish and wildlife and the wild places where they live. There is an alphabet soup of public agencies, nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and advocates who spend a whole lot more time and energy thinking about conservation issues than either you or I do. They already have detailed plans and strategies about how you should tackle things like public access, conservation funding, and land-management conflicts. Listen to these folks, who represent a wide coalition of perspectives, political views, and geographic regions. You have the luxury—and the permission given you by America’s voters—to pick and choose from their recommendations. But at least listen. There’s a reason we call ourselves “conservationists.” We like to conserve. We are reasonable, restrained, and thoughtful. But we also are opinionated, and it’s our opinion that you have a short time to spend your political capital to make a difference for America’s natural resources and our legacy of public hunting and fishing on healthy public lands.