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Outdoors and Conservation Groups Call for Congress to Not Invalidate the Latest WOTUS Rule

American Fisheries Society * Arizona Wildlife Federation * Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Fly Fishers International * Indiana Wildlife Federation * Izaak Walton League of America National Wildlife Federation * Nevada Wildlife Federation * Ohio Conservation Federation Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership * Trout Unlimited   The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate S-221... Read More

AFS Supports Increased USGS Streamgage Network Funding

AFS recently joined almost 100 conservation, outdoor recreation, engineering, and water organizations in calling for full funding of the U.S. Geological Service’s Streamgage Network. This request consists of $32 million dedicated to Federal Priorities Streamgages, $68 million for the Cooperative Matching Funds Program (including $33 million for streamgage support), and $35 million for Next Generation... Read More

AFS Briefs Congress on WOTUS

On February 9, the Clean Water For All Coalition in concert with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Minority hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on Waters of the U.S. for House Democrats. Drue Banta Winters spoke on behalf of AFS regarding the importance of a science-based definition of Waters of the US that recognizes the... Read More

AFS Urges Congress to Uphold 2023 Waters of the US Rule

February 7, 2023 Chairman David Rouzer U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment 2165 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Ranking Member Grace Napolitano U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment 2165 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC... Read More

Conservation and science organizations call for implementation improvements for infrastructure funding

December 6, 2022 The Honorable Pete Buttigieg Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave. Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary Buttigieg: On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, the undersigned hunting, fishing, and conservation organizations, scientific societies, and businesses contributing to the $862 billion outdoor recreation economy write to express our continued... Read More

Conservation Groups Urge NOAA to Invest in Restoration and Protection of Marine and Coastal Habitats for Climate Resilience

December 21, 2022 The Honorable Gina Raimondo Secretary Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20230 The Honorable Brenda Mallory Chair Council on Environmental Quality 730 Jackson Place NW Washington, DC 20503 The Honorable Rick Spinrad Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1315 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910 The Honorable Shalanda... Read More

Businesses, Scientists, Conservation Groups, and Agencies Call for Passage of Recovering Americas Wildlife Act

December 5, 2022 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House United States House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, and... Read More

Fish Passage Implementation Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Requires Commitment to Agency Coordination

  The Honorable Tracy Stone-Manning Director Bureau of Land Management The Honorable Camille Touton Commissioner Bureau of Reclamation The Honorable Stephanie Pollack Acting Administrator Federal Highway Administration The Honorable Michael Regan Administrator Environmental Protection Agency The Honorable Rick Spinrad Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Honorable Mike Connor Assistant Secretary of the Army for... Read More