Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the Senate

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.2372) in the U.S. Senate today. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation that recommends funding for conservation of those fish and wildlife species in greatest need across the country. If passed, this bill will… Continue reading Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the Senate

AFWA Welcomes Kurt Thiede as the New Government Affairs Director

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies welcomes Kurt Thiede as the new Government Affairs Director, effective July 14.  Mr. Thiede will oversee and direct the legislative work of the Association before the U.S. Congress and the public policy work of the Association before the federal Executive Branch agencies.  The Association will be saying goodbye… Continue reading AFWA Welcomes Kurt Thiede as the New Government Affairs Director

The Association Applauds Advancement of Reauthorization for Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Trust Fund

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies enthusiastically praises the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for advancing the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2021 (S. 1995). Yesterday, the Committee favorably reported the bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Sport Fish and Boating Safety Trust Fund before its expiration at the end of… Continue reading The Association Applauds Advancement of Reauthorization for Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Trust Fund

The Association Commends the Distribution of Over $34.5 Million in Funding for Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 34 States

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the National Fish Habitat Partnership program assist in providing more than $34.5 million to support 85 fish habitat conservation projects in 34 states. These projects represent nearly an 8-to-1 match for federal funding with partnership project funding from other sources.  Collaborative partnerships between the state fish… Continue reading The Association Commends the Distribution of Over $34.5 Million in Funding for Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 34 States

Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Abandoned Mine Land Reauthorization Act

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Abandoned Mine Land Reauthorization Act. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund, which is set to expire in September 2021. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA-15) introduced this bill today in the House of Representatives… Continue reading Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Abandoned Mine Land Reauthorization Act

Invasive Zebra Mussels Found Nation-Wide in Aquarium Plant Product

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies joins federal and state wildlife agencies across the country urging the proper disposal and halted sale of live “moss ball” aquarium plants due to confirmed reports of products containing living zebra mussels. This aquatic invasive species has proven impossible to eradicate once a colony is established, causing irreversible… Continue reading Invasive Zebra Mussels Found Nation-Wide in Aquarium Plant Product

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Announces Leadership Change for 117th Congress, CSF Hosts Virtual Event

February 8, 2021 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) announced changes to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) leadership for the 117th Congress during today’s virtual Changing of the Guard event. CSF provides an important connection between the sporting community and Congress to ensure our rights as hunters and anglers are protected and advanced for generations to… Continue reading Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Announces Leadership Change for 117th Congress, CSF Hosts Virtual Event

Advancing the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy into a New Decade Report Now Available

Washington D.C. (January 26, 2021)- The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to announce the release of a new report “Advancing the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy into a New Decade”. This is an update on the 2012 Strategy which was designed to enable natural resource managers to take effective steps towards climate… Continue reading Advancing the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy into a New Decade Report Now Available

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Endangered Species Act Listing for Monarch Butterfly Warranted but Precluded

BLOOMINGTON, MN — After a thorough assessment of the monarch butterfly’s status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has found that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted but precluded by work on higher-priority listing actions. With this decision, the monarch becomes a candidate for listing under the… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Endangered Species Act Listing for Monarch Butterfly Warranted but Precluded

The Association Applauds Congress and the Administration for Enacting the Historic America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S.3051)

Washington D.C. (October 30, 2020)- Today, the Association, along with the nation’s hunters, anglers, conservationists, and outdoor enthusiasts of every kind, celebrated the President’s signing of the most important fish and wildlife legislation enacted this congressional session, S. 3051, the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE Act). The bill ensures continuation of two of the most successful… Continue reading The Association Applauds Congress and the Administration for Enacting the Historic America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S.3051)