174,000+ Acres of Public Land in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas Are “Landlocked” By Private Property

New report details the extent of inaccessible public lands in the South and adds to a growing understanding of a national outdoor recreation access challenge MISSOULA, Mont. — The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX announced today that more than 174,000 acres of public land in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas are entirely landlocked by private… Continue reading 174,000+ Acres of Public Land in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas Are “Landlocked” By Private Property

House Sends Another Landmark Win for Conservation to the President’s Desk

Congress cements the future of important programs and funding sources that benefit deer, fish, waterfowl, and watershed restoration efforts (Washington, D.C.) — In a flurry of votes under suspension of the rules today, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that will help improve fish habitat, restore wetlands, boost chronic wasting disease research, invest… Continue reading House Sends Another Landmark Win for Conservation to the President’s Desk

U.S. House Passes Descending Device Bill to Conserve Gulf Reef Fish

Alexandria, VA. – October 1, 2020 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed without objection H.R. 5126, the Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2020 (DESCEND Act). The bill requires recreational (including charter boats) and commercial fishermen to have on board a venting tool or descending device… Continue reading U.S. House Passes Descending Device Bill to Conserve Gulf Reef Fish

TRCP Opposes Move to Remove Conservation Safeguards in America’s Largest National Forest

Dramatic policy shift for the Tongass National Forest would open 9.2 million acres of roadless public lands in Alaska to development WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Forest Service moved one step closer to eliminating conservation safeguards in the Tongass National Forest, despite strong objections from many Alaskans and sportsmen and sportswomen across the nation.… Continue reading TRCP Opposes Move to Remove Conservation Safeguards in America’s Largest National Forest

Veasey, Graves, and Michaelcheck Receive TRCP’s Conservation Awards

MeatEater’s Steven Rinella and TRCP’s Whit Fosburgh co-hosted the annual awards event in an all-digital format on Wednesday evening (Washington, D.C.) — Last night at the organization’s virtual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership was proud to honor Representative Marc Veasey (D-Texas), Representative Garret Graves (R-La.), and business leader William J. Michaelcheck… Continue reading Veasey, Graves, and Michaelcheck Receive TRCP’s Conservation Awards

Hunters and Anglers Applaud Senate Committee for Considering the MAPLand Act

Sportsmen and women call for swift passage of important public land access legislation (Washington D.C.)—Hunters and anglers around the nation voiced support for the bipartisan Modernizing Access to our Public Land Act as the bill received its first congressional hearing on Capitol Hill. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining held… Continue reading Hunters and Anglers Applaud Senate Committee for Considering the MAPLand Act

New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Have 80,000+ Acres of Public Land “Landlocked” By Private Property

A new report details the extent of inaccessible public lands in the Mid-Atlantic MISSOULA, Mont. — The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and onX announced today that more than 80,000 acres of public land in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are entirely landlocked by private land and, therefore, inaccessible to hunters, anglers, and other outdoor… Continue reading New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey Have 80,000+ Acres of Public Land “Landlocked” By Private Property

Virtual R3 Forum – AGENDA PREVIEW: Day 2

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports is pleased to bring the second of two previews highlighting some exciting sessions on the agenda for the Virtual R3 Forum, occurring on August 26-27, 2020. The goal of the Virtual R3 Forum is to offer professionals some key insights to help them adapt… Continue reading Virtual R3 Forum – AGENDA PREVIEW: Day 2

Anglers Praise Decision to Strengthen Striped Bass Populations

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission votes to improve menhaden management (Washington D.C.)—The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted unanimously today to improve management strategies for Atlantic menhaden, by requiring consideration for the small baitfish’s impact on fish up the food chain. Economically important sportfish such as striped bass rely on healthy menhaden populations for… Continue reading Anglers Praise Decision to Strengthen Striped Bass Populations

Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act

Bill’s passage proves that conservation transcends partisanship (Washington D.C)—The U.S. Senate today in a 73-25 vote passed the Great American Outdoors Act giving hunters and anglers a major win. This bipartisan bill fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and invests in the crumbling infrastructure on federal public land. “Today’s vote is historic in… Continue reading Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act