Marv is an avid Idaho outdoorsman, hunter, backpacker, hiker, fisher, and ATV enthusiast. He’s spent his entire civilian career admiring and caring for Idaho’s great outdoors. A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the North American Fishing Association (NAFA), and a member of the Idaho Senate, Marv actively participates in Fish and Game Activities including annual catch, test, tag of the mule deer every January, so he can make better informed decisions about Idaho’s land, animals and their proper ownership and management.
On the issue of Federal Lands, Marv supports a co-management philosophy to create a proper long-term biomass management plan. Marv believes this co-managment plan, could over time, present the possibility of State management. That would be the idea. But if we were to assume responsibility for federal lands in Idaho at this moment, without major conditional changes including cost of management and fire suppression, the change in ownership would bankrupt the State of Idaho. Once these changes were made, Marv believes local management of the land would be better for Idaho and its citizens - where locally elected officials could be held accountable for all management outcomes, creating a buck-stops-here mentality to increase accountability for Idaho’s most precious resource, her land.