MISSOULA, Mont. (July 29, 2019) – The Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest wildlife conservation group in the United States, today praised the introduction of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and improve many of the nation’s surface transportation programs.
“We applaud the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for their bipartisan effort to write a surface transportation bill that provides numerous benefits to wildlife,” said Timothy C Brady, president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “This legislation is the first step to improving migration corridors and reducing the number of vehicle collisions with wildlife.”
America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 includes a number of priorities that the Boone and Crockett Club advocated for including:
Funding to improve wildlife crossings on major highways;
Funding to research new technologies and approaches that have the highest likelihood of reducing vehicle collisions with wildlife;
Extension of a program that provides mandatory funding to repair Forest Service roads.
Brady said, “We thank Republican Senator John Barrasso and Democratic Senator Tom Carper, who lead the Committee, and Members of the Committee for developing this critical legislation. The Boone and Crocket Club looks forward to working with the full Senate to advance this bill through the legislative process and send it to the President’s desk.”
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club is the oldest conservation organization in North America and helped to establish the principles of wildlife and habitat conservation, hunter ethics, as well as many of the institutions, expert agencies, science and funding mechanisms for conservation. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.