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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes House Committee

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee on December 5, positioning it for a vote on the House floor. The bill would fund proactive conservation efforts to prevent species from becoming endangered and would provide additional funding for species that are already listed. “Forty percent of aquatic species... Read More

Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap Helps Agencies Adapt to Change

By Chris Smith, Wildlife Management Institute The Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap  is now available on the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (AFWA) website. The Roadmap provides practical, non-prescriptive guidance agencies can use to adapt to ongoing changes in the social, ecological, and economic context for fish and wildlife conservation. These changes include accelerated... Read More

Map of NFHP partnerships.

National Fish Habitat Partnership Act Passes House

December 17, 2019 – The bipartisan National Fish Habitat Conservation Through Partnership Act (H.R. 1747), introduced by U.S. Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Marc Veasey (D-Texas), passed in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a broader package of natural resource legislation last week. The bill also advanced through the Senate in the Committee on Environment and Public... Read More

Kristen Anstead Named Fisheries Co-Chief Science Editor

The American Fisheries Society is proud to announce that Kristen Anstead has been appointed as the new Co-Chief Science Editor for Fisheries magazine. In this voluntary position, Kristen will be responsible for overseeing the peer review process for scientific papers submitted to the magazine. Her duties as Co-Chief Science Editor include: Guiding the review of papers on... Read More

Webinar on December 18: A Clean Air Act Success Story

A Clean Air Act Success Story: Evidence of Chemical and Biological Recovery in an Acidified Catskill Mountain River, New York Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:00 pm Eastern Time Presenter: Barry Baldigo Research Biologist U.S. Geological Survey New York Water Science Center Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7231430105042413579 AFS thanks the Water Quality Section for sponsoring this webinar! Description:... Read More