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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

Conservation and Sporting Organizations Call for Passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

November 30, 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

2023-2024 Climate Ambassadors Program Applications Now Open

Join the 2023-2024 Climate Ambassadors Program Applications are now being accepted for the next class of Climate Ambassadors through October 1. Administered by AFS with the assistance of a team of dedicated and skilled science communication trainers, the Climate Ambassadors Program provides a specialized 2-year communication skills program beginning with orientation in December and training starting... Read More

AFS Supports EPA Restrictions on Pebble Mine

September 6, 2022 Mr. Michael S. Regan Administrator Environmental Protection Agency Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20460 via regulations.gov Re: Proposed determination to restrict the use of certain waters in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed as disposal sites for discharge of dredged or fill material in association with mining the Pebble deposit;... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Video Contest

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is nearing the finish line. AFS is joining our partners in a social media blitz to mobilize personal networks around Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. We are asking people to make videos to share with their friends, followers, connections (particularly on social media, but any digital medium can be used), describing... Read More

Considerations for Conservation Translocation Policies

August 8, 2022 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MS: PRB/3W 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 via regulations.gov Re: Endangered and Threatened Species: Designation of Experimental Populations, Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2021-0033-0001 Dear Sir or Madam: The American Fisheries Society (AFS) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the proposed changes to section 10(j) of... Read More

Marine Aquaculture Congressional Briefing

July 13, 2022 – Online webinar Around the globe, advances in science and technology have enabled a thriving, environmentally sound, and sustainable marine aquaculture industry. Join us to learn how a stable regulatory framework with strong environmental safeguards, combined with the use of best practices, research, and innovation, can guide the U.S. towards a more... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes House

Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-968-1903, [email protected]   America’s Natural Resource Professionals Commend Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act June 14, 2022 – Today, fisheries and wildlife professionals from across the United States are celebrating the bipartisan House passage of groundbreaking legislation to conserve the nation’s  fish and wildlife. The Recovering America’s... Read More