Changing Seasons Film Documents Climate Change Impacts to Hunting and Fishing in Michigan

Michigan United Conservation Clubs, National Wildlife Federation debut new film on Michigan Out-of-Doors TV Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the National Wildlife Federation have released a new short film on the impacts of climate change to hunting and fishing in Michigan. Changing Seasons  features the observations of hunters and anglers and real-world recommendations from biologists and… Continue reading Changing Seasons Film Documents Climate Change Impacts to Hunting and Fishing in Michigan

Senator Fischer Supports Historic, Bipartisan Wildlife Bill

Senator Deb Fischer is supporting a bipartisan wildlife conservation bill, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, that will dedicate $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts to help at-risk wildlife species in Nebraska and nationwide. “This funding is vitally important to conserving fish and wildlife on private working lands throughout the state,” said George Cunningham of the Nebraska… Continue reading Senator Fischer Supports Historic, Bipartisan Wildlife Bill

Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act Bolsters Wildlife Conservation on Tribal Lands

Wildlife corridors are essential to maintaining healthy wildlife populations, allowing animals to migrate and move safely through the United States. A new bill, the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act, introduced by Representative Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Senator Luján (D-N.M.) will fund critical wildlife migration pathways on tribal lands, ensuring tribes have resources to implement conservation measures that… Continue reading Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act Bolsters Wildlife Conservation on Tribal Lands

Historic, Bipartisan Bill Will Galvanize Wildlife Recovery

New legislation from U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) will dedicate $1.4 billion annually to proactive, voluntary, locally-led efforts to recover thousands of at-risk wildlife species while creating jobs and ensuring our outdoor heritage endures for future generations.  “The historic, bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is by far the most important piece of… Continue reading Historic, Bipartisan Bill Will Galvanize Wildlife Recovery

Biden Administration Reverses Rollback of Migratory Bird Protections

The Biden administration has taken an important step in protecting bird species by scrapping a controversial legal opinion that gutted the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s protections for hundreds of species of migratory birds. The Interior Department is expected to soon issue a new proposal to revoke the rule based on that interpretation – which was ruled illegal by a… Continue reading Biden Administration Reverses Rollback of Migratory Bird Protections

Unprecedented Rollback of Migratory Bird Protections Disregard Law, Public Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 5, 2021) — A change in how the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is enforced will reduce protections for wildlife at a time when migratory birds are facing severe challenges and steep declines.  The Trump Administration’s decision, based on a legal interpretation already ruled illegal by the courts, would end enforcement against “accidental” killings… Continue reading Unprecedented Rollback of Migratory Bird Protections Disregard Law, Public Interest

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

Report Reveals Two-Thirds Decline in Wildlife Since 1970, Advocates for Natural Solutions to Combat Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2020) — Global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century due in large part to climate change and also the very same environmental destruction which is contributing to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, according to WWF’s… Continue reading Report Reveals Two-Thirds Decline in Wildlife Since 1970, Advocates for Natural Solutions to Combat Climate Crisis

New Report Explores Conservation and Critical Minerals

Coalition seeks to balance fish and wildlife conservation with mining and supply chain security Washington D.C. (August 24, 2020) – A diverse coalition, including Trout Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, has launched its Critical Minerals Report: A Conservation Perspective exploring the confluence of fish and wildlife conservation, hunting and fishing traditions, clean energy and responsible… Continue reading New Report Explores Conservation and Critical Minerals

Conservation, Sporting Advocates Urge Representatives to Show Up for Our Public Lands, Hunters, Anglers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2020) – The National Wildlife Federation and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, two of the nation’s leading conservation and outdoor advocates, urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to stand up for America’s hunters and anglers by supporting the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill, which is the most important conservation legislation in… Continue reading Conservation, Sporting Advocates Urge Representatives to Show Up for Our Public Lands, Hunters, Anglers