Agricultural Conservation Committee

The Agricultural Conservation Committee is charged with advancing administrative and legislative policies which create, enhance, and protect fish and wildlife habitat and expand recreational access on farm, ranch, and forest land. The Committee is also charged with helping document program and policy benefits and outcomes, as well as assessing the habitat risks and impacts from biomass production, food and fiber production, and urban expansion to inform Committee policy recommendations.

Related Working Groups:
Bioenergy Working Group
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Working Group
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) / Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Joint Working Group
Farm Bill Easement Working Group
Forestry Working Group
Public Access Working Group
 

Related Content:
Farm Bill

Related Documents:
 

Policy Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish & Wildlife Conservation
 


AGENDAS

Annual Meeting:

2014 Agricultural Conservation Committee
2014 Bioenergy Working Group
2014 CRP Working Group
2014 EQIP/CSP Working Working Group
2014 Farm Bill Easements Working Group
2014 Forestry Working Group
2014 Public Access Working Group

CEAP Working Group Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 Farm Bill Strategy Working Group Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 Agricultural Conservation Committee Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 Biofuels Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 Forestry Working Group Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 WHIP/CSP/EQIP Joint Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 Public Access Working Group Annual Meeting Agenda
2012 Conservation Reserve Program Working Group Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 Agricultural Conservation Committee Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 Biofuels Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 CEAP Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 CRP Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 Farm Bill Strategy Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 Forestry Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 Public Access Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 Wetland Reserve Program Annual Meeting Agenda
2011 WHIP/CSP/EQIP Joint Annual Meeting Agenda

 

North American:

2015
Agricultural Conservation Committee
Biofuels Working Group
CRP Working Group
EQIP/CSP Working Group
Farm Bill Easements Working Group
Forestry Working Group
Voluntary Public Access Working Group

2013
Agricultural Conservation Committee
Biofuels Working Group
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Working Group
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Working Group
Wetlands Reserve Program Working Group (WRP)
Public Access Working Group
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Forestry Working Group
Farm Bill Strategy Working Group
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) Working Group


2012
Agricultural Conservation Committee
Biofuels Working Group
Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Working Group
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Working Group
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Working Group
Farm Bill Strategy Working Group
Forestry Working Group
Public Access Working Group
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Working Group
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) Working Group


2011

Agricultural Conservation Committee
Biofuels Working Group

Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Working Group
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Working Group
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Working Group
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Working Group
Forestry Working Group
Public Access Working Group
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Working Group
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) Working Group

 

 

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FIELD NOTES

The conservation programs and provisions in the Farm Bill deliver more benefits to the conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitats than any other federal program. Leading up to the bill’s 2014 reauthorization, the Association actively engaged with Members of Congress, working to incorporate fish and wildlife priorities into Farm Bill programs and provisions, which include an estimated $28.2 billion in conservation funding over five years.

 


 

AFWA Staff Contact
Andrew Schmidt
aschmidt@fishwildlife.org
202-838-3472


Committee Chair:

Mark Reiter, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife

 

Committee Vice- Chair:
Dan Forster, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
 


 

 

 
 
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