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

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

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in the House today.  This bipartisan legislation will dedicate $1.3 billion annually to state fish and wildlife agencies to implement their science-based wildlife action plans and an additional $97.5 million for tribal fish and wildlife managers to conserve… Continue reading Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program Makes Conservation Success Stories

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies was excited by last week’s announcement by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that the American bald eagle population has quadrupled since 2009, from 417 known nesting pairs to 71,400 nesting pairs and an estimated 316,700 individuals today.  Bald eagle populations are still growing strong thanks to dedicated resources and… Continue reading The State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program Makes Conservation Success Stories

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and Partners Seek Nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards

Nominations due by May 16th Nominations due by May 16th Nominations are now open for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award which recognizes outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of America’s valuable living natural resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them. The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and its members and partners… Continue reading The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and Partners Seek Nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards

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

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Promote Ron Leathers to Chief Conservation Officer

St. Paul, Minn. – Jan. 5, 2021 – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce the promotion of Ron Leathers as the organization’s first-ever Chief Conservation Officer. In his new role, Leathers will provide strategic direction and oversight to the organization’s government affairs, education & outreach, and conservation delivery & field operations teams. “As the… Continue reading Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Promote Ron Leathers to Chief Conservation Officer

Wildlife Monograph Publication on Best Management Practices for Trapping- Largest Trapping Study Ever Conducted

Washington D.C. (December 29, 2020)- The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) is excited to announce the recent publication titled “Best Management Practices for Trapping Furbearers in the United States” in Wildlife Monographs. This new publication is a culmination of over two decades of scientific research – by far the largest trap testing study… Continue reading Wildlife Monograph Publication on Best Management Practices for Trapping- Largest Trapping Study Ever Conducted

CRP Provides New Administration an Opportunity to Invest in Conservation

With more than 3 million acres still available for enrollment, the Biden Administration has an opportunity to make a significant commitment to soil, water, and wildlife by addressing management of the Conservation Reserve Program (Washington, D.C.) — With just 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program—the lowest enrollment since 1987—hunting and fishing groups… Continue reading CRP Provides New Administration an Opportunity to Invest in Conservation