Where did the idea for the WLCI originate?

Where did the idea for the WLCI originate?

The idea began with discussions between the directors of the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in the spring of 2006 about the need for a landscape-scale approach to ensure healthy wildlife populations in areas with proposed energy development. The WLCI was announced in February 2007.