State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors Pass Seven Resolutions at AFWA’s 2021 Annual Meeting
Sep 16, 2021, 12:38 PM
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed seven resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 14, 2021.
AFWA Honors its 2021 Annual Awards Recipients
Sep 13, 2021, 9:32 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized seven individuals, two state agencies, one federal agency, one committee and one private landowner for their dedication to advancing fish and wildlife conservation at the Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held both in person and virtually on September 13, 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Three Honored for Safeguarding America’s Valuable Natural Resources
Sep 8, 2021, 5:00 PM
Today at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, three organizations and individuals were honored by their peers as recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The Climate Adaptation Leadership Award was established in 2016 to recognize exemplary leadership in the field of climate adaptation and the protection of the Nation’s vital natural resources and the people who depend on them in a changing world.
The Association Applauds the Department of Interiors Announcement of Outdoor Recreation Opportunity Expansion
Aug 31, 2021, 1:04 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds this week’s announcement that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history. This expansion of outdoor recreation is consistent with the administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative.
The Association Applauds Conservation Provisions in Senate Infrastructure Package
Aug 13, 2021, 12:35 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies commends the Senate for advancing high priority conservation provisions included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This week, the full Senate approved the bipartisan infrastructure package by a vote of 69-30, priming reauthorization for critical programs including the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund while creating historic funding sources for terrestrial and aquatic species passage.
Tanya Poole Honored as 2021 Outstanding Project WILD Coordinator
Aug 3, 2021, 9:41 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies proudly shares the news that North Carolina Project WILD Coordinator, Tanya Poole, is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Coordinator Award. The Association honors one Project WILD coordinator who performs above and beyond their normal responsibilities with this prestigious award at the annual Project WILD Coordinators’ Conference.
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act in the Senate
Jul 20, 2021, 4:12 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.2372) in the U.S. Senate today. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) introduced legislation that recommends funding for conservation of those fish and wildlife species in greatest need across the country. If passed, this bill will not only help the one-third of wildlife species in the United States currently at risk of becoming threatened or endangered, but also get Americans back to work immediately, creating an estimated 33,000 jobs each year restoring natural resources and bolstering community resilience while protecting our valuable natural infrastructure.
Project WILD Workshop Leads to New State Spider for New Hampshire
Jun 30, 2021, 9:54 AM
The Association is thrilled to learn that a Project WILD workshop led to New Hampshire Governor Sununu proclaiming the daring jumping spider to be the state spider of New Hampshire.
The Association Applauds Advancement of Reauthorization for Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Trust Fund
Jun 17, 2021, 2:42 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies enthusiastically praises the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for advancing the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2021 (S. 1995). Yesterday, the Committee favorably reported the bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Sport Fish and Boating Safety Trust Fund before its expiration at the end of the fiscal year.
The Association Applauds Dedicated Wildlife Crossings Funding in House Transportation Package
Jun 17, 2021, 10:16 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies thanks the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for advancing the Wildlife Crossings Program with dedicated funding in the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684). Last week, the Committee favorably reported the transportation package by a vote of 38-26, advancing provisions to establish and fund a habitat connectivity program for aquatic and terrestrial species.