SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE MEETS WITH SCI FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Washington, DC – [MAY 20, 2020] – Following last week’s interview with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin recently met “virtually” with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on a wide-ranging variety of topics critical to sportsmen and women. The series leads up to SCI’s “Virtual” Advocacy Week, June 2-4. This exclusive-for-SCI-members week of… Continue reading SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE MEETS WITH SCI FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Statement on Bison Conservation Initiative

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American bison over the next 10 years. The Department of the Interior and its partners have been successful in restoring the populations of the American bison and supporting healthy… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Statement on Bison Conservation Initiative

Sportsmen and Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding

Fish, Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation and Local Communities Benefit from Excise Tax Revenues WASHINGTON – America’s sportsmen and sportswomen generated nearly $1 billion in excise taxes last year that support state conservation programs. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced the disbursement of these funds, generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment and… Continue reading Sportsmen and Sportswomen Generate Nearly $1 Billion in Conservation Funding

NWTF Attends Fireside Chat with Sec. Perdue and Sec. Bernhardt

LAS VEGAS, N.V. — The National Wild Turkey Federation SHOT Show’s Tuesday morning fireside chat with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Larry Keane, NSSF’s senior vice president for government and public affairs, covered a variety of topics with Bernhardt and… Continue reading NWTF Attends Fireside Chat with Sec. Perdue and Sec. Bernhardt

BHA Reacts to Administration Decision to Keep Anti-Public Lands Activist Pendley as BLM Director

BHA calls for intensified review of William Pendley’s credentials via a formal nomination process MISSOULA, Mont. – Following an order by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt extending once again the temporary appointment of anti-public lands activist William Perry Pendley as head of the Bureau of Land Management, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers president and CEO Land Tawney reignited a… Continue reading BHA Reacts to Administration Decision to Keep Anti-Public Lands Activist Pendley as BLM Director

Interior Extends Platte River Recovery Implementation Program to Protect Endangered Species

Secretary of the Interior, along with Governors of Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming, commit an additional $156 million for recovering threatened and endangered species in the Platte River Basin WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed an amendment to the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Cooperative Agreement, along with the governors of Colorado, Nebraska… Continue reading Interior Extends Platte River Recovery Implementation Program to Protect Endangered Species

Interior Department Supports $253 Million in Economic Activity and 1,800 Jobs in Nebraska

WASHINGTON –– U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today released the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2018. The report highlights Interior activities covering conventional and renewable energy, recreation, non-fuel minerals, irrigation, and conservation that resulted in $315 billion in economic output and supported 1.8 million jobs during the year –… Continue reading Interior Department Supports $253 Million in Economic Activity and 1,800 Jobs in Nebraska

Secretary of the Interior transfers jurisdiction of five segments of land to the Department of the Army to secure the southwest border

Transferred acreage will facilitate construction of border barriers WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of approximately 560 acres of Federal lands to the U.S. Department of the Army (Army) to build roughly 70 miles of border barriers. This action comes in response to a series of… Continue reading Secretary of the Interior transfers jurisdiction of five segments of land to the Department of the Army to secure the southwest border

Secretary Bernhardt Announces Over $100 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

WASHINGTON – The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, approved $28 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects. Marking its 30th anniversary since enactment, the 2019 North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants will be used to ensure waterfowl and other birds are protected throughout their life cycles. Of… Continue reading Secretary Bernhardt Announces Over $100 Million in Public-Private Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects

NWTF participates in Sportsmen Roundtable D.C.

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation thanks Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, for the opportunity to participate in Friday’s Sportsmen Roundtable in Washington DC. “We appreciate Secretary Bernhardt continuing the Sportsmen Roundtable effort,” said Joel Pedersen, NWTF director of government affairs, who attended the roundtable on behalf of the NWTF. “There is… Continue reading NWTF participates in Sportsmen Roundtable D.C.