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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Policy Column: Crossing the Finish Line: Help Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act this Congress

Drue Banta Winters | AFS Policy Director. Email: [email protected] Imagine a world where fisheries professionals have enough resources to keep fish from sliding to extinction. Sounds like a fairytale, right? Given the challenges facing fish and the hurdles of navigating big ticket legislation through Congress, I would normally agree. Yet, we’ve never been closer to... Read More

AFS and TWS Urge Senate Environment Committee to Approve the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ● THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY 06 April 2022 Senator Tom Carper, Chair Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Ranking Member Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito,... Read More

AFS and TWS Urge Senate Committee to Consider Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY ● THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY 07 December 2021 Senator Tom Carper, Chair Environment and Public Works Committee U.S. Senate 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Shelley Moore Capito Environment and Public Works Committee U.S. Senate 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito,... 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

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Re-introduced in Congress on Earth Day

  For Immediate Release April 22, 2021Contact: Drue Banta Winters, 504-220-7868, [email protected] Caroline Murphy, 301-897-9770 x 308, [email protected]  Natural Resource Professionals Commend Re-introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Today, fisheries and wildlife professionals from across the United States welcomed the reintroduction of groundbreaking legislation to empower natural resource professionals to conserve at-risk species for generations to come.... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Would Also Help Economic Recovery

June 11, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-232 Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-204 Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Charles Schumer Minority Leader U.S.... Read More

250 Conservation Organizations, Professional Societies, Outdoor Groups, and State Agencies Call for a House Vote on Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

February 24, 2020 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol, H-204 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Speaker Pelosi and Leader McCarthy, As organizations collectively representing millions of Americans who enjoy the outdoors through hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, paddling, and gardening, as well as the state fish and wildlife agencies and other... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Passes House Committee

The bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee on December 5, positioning it for a vote on the House floor. The bill would fund proactive conservation efforts to prevent species from becoming endangered and would provide additional funding for species that are already listed. “Forty percent of aquatic species... Read More

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Reaches 150 Co-sponsors

House Bill Addressing America’s Wildlife Crisis Gains 150+ Bipartisan Cosponsors More than one-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at-risk or vulnerable to extinction — and now more than one-third of the members of the House agree on a solution. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bipartisan House bill aimed... Read More