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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

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 Considerations for Infrastructure Implementation

March 2, 2022 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 The Honorable Tom Vilsack Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20250 The Honorable Pete Buttigieg Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590 The Honorable... 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 Supports Culvert Modernization in Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

June 28, 2021 The Honorable Maria Cantwell Chair Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Rodger Wicker Ranking Member Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Peter DeFazio Chair Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515... Read More

AFS Supports Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Funding

Note: A similar letter was also sent to the Senate. April 13th, 2021 The Honorable Chellie Pingree Chair House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 2007 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable David Joyce Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 1016 Longworth House... Read More

Highway Bill Should Consider Habitat Connectivity and Natural Infrastructure

Highway Bill Presents Golden Opportunity to Support Conservation and Outdoor Recreation 43 groups offer input as lawmakers craft infrastructure legislation (Washington D.C.) — “A paradigm shift.” That’s what 43 hunting, fishing, and conservation groups are calling for as lawmakers begin drafting infrastructure legislation. With the current Highway Bill expiring in 2020, these organizations are asking... Read More