Statement on Passage of the “Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act of 2018” by the House Committee on Natural Resources
May 8, 2018, 3:57 PM
This morning the House Committee on Natural Resources passed by unanimous consent the “Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act of 2018,” HR 2591. Without increasing taxes or existing user fees, this bill will ensure user-pay funding of wildlife conservation for future generations, clarifies that a purpose of the Pittman-Robertson fund is to extend assistance to the states for outreach, communication and education of hunters and recreational target shooters, and allow states the ability to communicate with and recruit, retain and reactivate outdoor recreationists through modern means of communication.
NEW Project WILD Guide Now Available
May 2, 2018, 9:20 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is excited to announce the release of the NEW Project WILD K-12 Curriculum and Activity Guide! This 4th edition of the Project WILD “Terrestrial” guide includes expanded and updated educational methodology and environmental topics. The guide contains six new activities with a focus on the ecology and conservation of bees, bats, reptiles, and monarch butterflies, as well as stewardship activities relating to changing plant and animal life cycle events, and the reduction of light pollution, and includes information on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The guide also includes a greater diversity of topics, species, field investigations, and educator resources. Every activity includes an outdoor component, an ‘In Step with STEM’ extension, and ‘WILD Work’ career and occupation extensions. To obtain a new guide, contact your state Project WILD coordinator and schedule a teacher workshop.