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

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

The Association Applauds Final Passage of The Great American Outdoors Act

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds the final passage of The Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957) through the full House of Representatives Wednesday by a vote of 310-107. This bipartisan legislation is historic for conservation, supporting state recreation and parks programs, increasing outdoor recreational access for the public, and rebuilding critical federal infrastructure for… Continue reading The Association Applauds Final Passage of The Great American Outdoors Act

The Association Applauds Passage of the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act in Infrastructure Package and Senate Bill Introduction

Washington D.C. (July 8, 2020)- The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the inclusion of the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act (H.R. 4828) as part of the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), which passed in the House of Representatives last week.  This bipartisan legislation, originally introduced in the House in 2019 by Congressman Joe Cunningham (D-SC),… Continue reading The Association Applauds Passage of the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act in Infrastructure Package and Senate Bill Introduction

Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act

Bipartisan legislation would provide full, dedicated funding to the Landand Water Conservation Fund and address public lands maintenance backlogs WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is moving forward to vote on the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address maintenance backlogs on… Continue reading Senate to Vote on Great American Outdoors Act

Senate LWCF/Backlog Funding Bill Introduced; Expands Public Lands Agencies Receiving Funds

Bipartisan legislation represents consensus priorities of American citizens,addresses places critical to fish and wildlife and prized by hunters and anglers WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today, the Great American Outdoors Act, would ensure full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address maintenance backlogs on public lands and… Continue reading Senate LWCF/Backlog Funding Bill Introduced; Expands Public Lands Agencies Receiving Funds

Senate to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Maintenance Backlogs, Fully Fund LWCF

Legislation responds to requests by sportsmen and women, follows president’s statement expressing support WASHINGTON – Bipartisan legislation to be introduced in the U.S. Senate will address maintenance backlogs on public lands managed by the National Park Service and ensure full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, advancing objectives long championed by Backcountry… Continue reading Senate to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Maintenance Backlogs, Fully Fund LWCF

Conservation Groups Call on U.S. House to Pass ACE Act

The bipartisan legislation will address growing challenges to species and habitat health (Washington, D.C.)—More than 50 conservation groups are banding together and calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass bipartisan legislation that invests in wetlands, fisheries, chronic wasting disease research, and the Chesapeake Bay. In early January, the Senate passed the America’s Conservation Enhancement… Continue reading Conservation Groups Call on U.S. House to Pass ACE Act

The Association Applauds the Senate for Passage of the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

Washington D.C. (January 10, 2020)- The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is pleased to announce the passage of critical conservation legislation through the full Senate via unanimous consent for the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (S. 3051). The Association thanks Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) for their leadership in advancing this bipartisan legislation… Continue reading The Association Applauds the Senate for Passage of the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

Recreational Fishing Wins Bipartisan Support from U.S. Senate Committee

The National Fish Habitat Through Partnership Act was included in this conservation legislation Alexandria, Va. – December 17, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed bipartisan conservation legislation that includes several wins for the recreational fishing industry, such as authorization of key national and regional fisheries programs and protections… Continue reading Recreational Fishing Wins Bipartisan Support from U.S. Senate Committee