Delta Waterfowl Celebrates Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

President Trump signs the landmark conservation-funding bill that invests in waterfowl habitat enhancements and quality duck hunting opportunities BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Great American Outdoors Act, historic legislation that will have long-term benefits for wildlife conservation, ducks and duck hunters, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill includes two elements of special… Continue reading Delta Waterfowl Celebrates Signing of the Great American Outdoors Act

Delta Waterfowl Celebrates Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

The Duck Hunters Organization urges President Trump to sign the landmark conservation-funding bill, which invests in waterfowl habitat enhancements and quality duck hunting opportunities BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation that will have long-term benefits for wildlife conservation, ducks and duck hunters. The Great American Outdoors Act passed… Continue reading Delta Waterfowl Celebrates Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

John Heinz at Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge earned the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance 2019 Project of the Year Award. Pictured accepting the award with USA members are Refuge Manager Lamar Gore, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Aurelia Skipwith and Counselor to the Interior Secretary Margaret Everson. Credit: USFWS. (This photograph was taken in August 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Agreement will Help Restore and Support Recreational Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries Spring Hill, Tenn. — Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) have reaffirmed an existing relationship that promises to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts for generations to come. A recently signed agreement… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

Agreement will Help Restore and Support Recreational Opportunities onNational Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) have reaffirmed an existing relationship that promises to benefit hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts for generations to come. A recently signed agreement builds on past successes… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Join Forces to Increase Public Access for Outdoor Recreation

Increased Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed for Five National Wildlife Refuges in Nebraska

Turkeys at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: Brandon Jones/USFWS.

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced proposals to increase public access through new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities at five national wildlife refuges in Nebraska. Hunting and fishing programs are administered to ensure sustainable wildlife populations on refuge lands where these activities are compatible with the refuge’s management goals and other recreational activities.  In Nebraska, the Service proposes… Continue reading Increased Hunting and Fishing Opportunities Proposed for Five National Wildlife Refuges in Nebraska

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Refuge System Lands

As part of its ongoing effort to increase public access on federal lands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it is seeking the public’s assistance to develop a list of its managed lands that would benefit from new or increased access routes. On March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed into law the… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Input to Increase Access to Refuge System Lands

DU Applauds Skipwith USFWS Confirmation

Ducks Unlimited applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 12, 2019 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith as director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). President Donald Trump re-nominated Skipwith for the Administration… Continue reading DU Applauds Skipwith USFWS Confirmation

Senate Confirms Aurelia Skipwith as Director of USFW

Safari Club International congratulates Aurelia Skipwith on being confirmed as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and thanks President Donald J. Trump for her nomination. The United States Senate voted today to confirm Ms. Skipwith’s nomination with bi-partisan support. “The confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith is a major win for hunters, habitat, and healthy… Continue reading Senate Confirms Aurelia Skipwith as Director of USFW

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day: Celebrating Nature Near Cities

Visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor activities close to home at urban national wildlife refuges across the country. Photo: Visitors fishing at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, CO. September 29 is Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day — the date designated by the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the special importance of urban national… Continue reading Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day: Celebrating Nature Near Cities

Visitor Spending at National Wildlife Refuges Boosts Local Economies by $3.2 Billion

41,000 Jobs Supported, New Report Finds WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today that 53.6 million people visited national wildlife refuges in 2017, which had an economic impact of $3.2 billion on local communities and supported more than 41,000 jobs. The figures come from a new economic report by the U.S. Fish… Continue reading Visitor Spending at National Wildlife Refuges Boosts Local Economies by $3.2 Billion