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AFS Calls for More Investment in Conservation in Farm Bill

October 7, 2021 The Honorable Chuck Schumer, Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives Dear Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, Thank you for your ongoing efforts to pass a Build Back Better Act that includes robust funding for climate-smart agriculture. As you continue to... Read More

AFS and Other Aquatic Science Societies Call for Urgent Reduction in Carbon Emissions to Protect Fish from Climate Change

Download PDF version September 21, 2021 The Honorable John Kerry Special Presidential Envoy for Climate U.S. Department of State Dear Special Envoy Kerry: In advance of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) would like to make you aware of the global consensus of aquatic science societies... Read More

Science, Conservation, and Outdoor Groups Urge Establishment of Replacement Clean Water Act Rule

The Honorable Michael Regan Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20460 Mail Code 1101A Mr. Jaime A. Pinkham Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) 108 Army Pentagon Washington, DC 20310-0108 Submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov RE: Docket ID... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Call for Re-establishment of Science-based Waters of the US Rule

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake Management Society • Phycological Society of America • Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists September 3, 2021 Mr.... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Urge EPA to Restore State and Tribal Authority in Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule

American Fisheries Society · International Association of Great Lakes Researchers · North American Lake Management Society · Phycological Society of America · Society for Freshwater Science · Society of Wetland Scientists August 2, 2021 The Honorable Michael S. Regan Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Via regulations.gov Re: Submission... Read More

Aquatic Science Societies Urge Congress to Take Action on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change

American Fisheries Society ·Association for the Sciences of Limnologists and Oceanographers · Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation · North American Lake Management Society · Phycological Society of America · Society for Freshwater Science · Society of Wetland Scientists July 26, 2021 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20500 The Honorable Mitch... Read More

Fish and Wildlife Scientists Commend Introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

For Immediate Release July 20, 2021  Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-897-9770 x 308, [email protected] Fish and Wildlife Scientists Commend Introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act BETHESDA, MD – Today, fisheries and wildlife professionals from across the United States welcomed the introduction of groundbreaking legislation that will empower natural resource managers to conserve at-risk... Read More

AFS Urges More Investment in Farm Bill Conservation Programs

April 27, 2021 Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee John Boozman, Ranking Member U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee David Scott, Chairman U.S. House Agriculture Committee Glenn Thompson, Ranking Member U.S. House Agriculture Committee Dear Chairwoman Stabenow, Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Boozman, and Ranking Member Thompson: Thank you for your ongoing bipartisan efforts to ensure that... Read More

AFS & TWS Call for Expansion of USGS Coop Units

June 30, 2021 The Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro Chair, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kay Granger Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives Dear Chair DeLauro and Ranking Member Granger, Our organizations support the U.S. Geological Survey’s Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program and we ask that you allocate... Read More