Our Nature. Our Nation. Our Future.

What Is the Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife?

The Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife’s purpose is to create a 21st century funding model RAWA storymap thumbnail.jpgfor much needed conservation of our most precious natural  resources, our fish and wildlife. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is the most signification investment in wildlife and habitat conservation in a generation. The bill would dedicate roughly $1.4 billion to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program for proactive, voluntary efforts led by the states, territories and tribal nations to prevent vulnerable wildlife from becoming endangered.

This effort has expanded out of the strong partnership created by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources and consists of members representing the outdoor recreation, retail and manufacturing sector, the energy and automotive industries, private landowners, educational institutions, conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and state and federal fish and wildlife agencies.

For nearly 80 years, hunters and anglers have provided critical funding for state-based fish and wildlife conservation and in partnership with state wildlife managers have enjoyed many species recovery successes on the ground. The proposed increased funding from existing royalties on energy and mineral development on federal lands and waters will complement those contributions, but existing hunter and angler sourced funding and the programs they support will not be affected.

Without the funding to implement the states’ wildlife action plans, it leaves the states without the ability to conserve the full array of fish and wildlife that add significantly to our quality of life and prevent more species from becoming endangered. A lot is at stake if we don’t act soon. Every American benefits when we have healthy and accessible fish and wildlife.

We need to start down a new path where we invest proactively in conservation rather than reactively. We invite you to join us in our quest to advance a 21st century vision for conservation of our valuable natural resources.

Visit the Alliance for America's Fish & Widlife website for more information. 



Membership Sign-up for the Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife (complete the form below)

Thank you for joining the Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife, the national effort to secure conservation funding for our treasured fish and wildlife. We recognize that adequate funding for conservation of the full array of fish and wildlife is lacking and want to be a part of the solution to conserve our natural resources for future generations. We agree that our quality of life, outdoor heritage and prosperity are tied to the health and sustainability of our fish and wildlife, and are committed to implementing a fundamental enhancement in financing wildlife conservation.

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Current Cosponsor List--Senate bill (S.1149)

Alliance support letter for passage of the Senate bill 4.23

Bloomberg Law article on Progress of Legislation in 118th Congress 6.23

Alliance-Final Passage for Recovering America's Wildlife Act Support Letter

Cosponsor List 117th Congress--Senate (S.2372)

Conservation Alliance Support Letter (July 2022) 

Conservation without Conflict Statement of Support (July 2022)

Recovering America's Wildlife Act (S.2372) Q & A on Senate bill source of funding language  

S.2372 Recovering America's Wildlife Act text--Senate version 

Alliance Press Release on Senate bill introduction (S.2372)

Coalition Support Letter to Congress (April 2021)

Current Cosponsor List--House (H.R.2773) 

AFWA Statement of Support for Recovering America's Wildlife Act (April 2021)

Alliance Press Release on Bill Introduction (April 2021)

H.R. 2773 Recovering America's Wildlife Act- Bill Text (April 2021)

Estimated state apportionments (H.R.2773/S.2372) 

Summary of Changes to Recovering America's Wildlife Act

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute passed out of House Committee on Natural Resources (December 2019)

Statement for the Record: “Examining State Funding Needs for Wildlife Conservation, Recovery, and Management” (November 15, 2018)

Press ReleaseBipartisan Wildlife Conservation Bill Passes the House Today—next stop the Senate  

Press ReleaseWildlife Conservation Bill Brings Bipartisan Lawmakers, Diverse Stakeholders Together and Charts Path Forward in U.S. House of Representatives

Press ReleaseAlliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife Brings Together Diverse Leaders of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Outdoor Recreation, Tribes, Business, Sportsmen/women, Conservation & More to Fund Wildlife Recovery and Create Jobs

Press ReleaseAlliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife Brings Together Leaders of Outdoor Recreation, Tribes, Business, Sportsmen/women, Conservation & More to Secure Funding to Address Wildlife Crisis

Press ReleaseAlliance Supports Passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act in Infrastructure Package

Press ReleaseThe Association Applauds the House Committee on Natural Resources Markup of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Press Release: Alliance praises Recovering America’s Wildlife Act introduced in Congress on Earth Day

Press Release: Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife Applauds Senate Introduction of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, Recognizes Important Wildlife Conservation Opportunity 

Press Release: Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife Combines Leaders in Outdoor Recreation, Energy, Retail, Academia, Conservation & More for 21st -century Wildlife Conservation Funding

Frequently Asked Questions
General Fact Sheet
Legislative Fact Sheet 
About the Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife PowerPoint
Videos about the Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife (60sec/30sec/15sec)

Resolution Examples:
AFWA Resolution
NEAFWA Resolution
SEAFWA Resolution
Ohio Council Resolution