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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

Nature-Based Remedies to Societal Woes

Doesn’t everyone revere Mother Nature? Granted, some might not be as love-struck as me, but I suspect most AFS members appreciate Mother’s ability to get things right. It was while reading about the science and policy of habitat conservation (protection and restoration) that I began to sense a theme, or at least imagine one. If... Read More