Fish & Wildlife Trust Funds Committee

Committee Charge

The Fish and Wildlife Trust Funds Committee plays a primary role in guiding actions of the Association that maintain and enhance funding for fish and wildlife agencies derived from the Sport Fish Restoration and Wildlife Restoration programs and related Federal Assistance programs.

The Committee is charged with promoting policies and procedures for efficient and effective administration of federal assistance funds and improving system accountability. It also works with states, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, federal collection agencies, and industry partners to ensure clear, fair, and effective application of laws and policies that goven the accumulation, investment, flow, and allocation of trust and related funds.

In addition, the Committee supports state, regional, and national outreach and educational efforts to demonstrate the cycle of success realized through federal assistance programs and the investment of hunter, boater, angler, and other outdoor enthusiasts' dollars—with the support of industry—in fish and wildlife conservation.

Committee Contact Information

AFWA Staff Contact

Silvana Yaroschuk 
(202) 838 3467

Committee Chair
Bryan Burhans, Pennsylvania Game Commission 

Committee Vice-Chair
J.D Strong, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation