AFWA Welcomes Maggie Ernest Johnson as Adaptation Program Manager
Jun 4, 2018, 8:26 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) welcomes Maggie Ernest Johnson as their Adaptation Program Manager. Maggie will manage the Associations’ programs and activities related to climate adaptation and provide leadership in managing national efforts to develop and implement practical climate adaptation strategies for fish, wildlife and habitats.
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.
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies on House Farm Bill
Apr 23, 2018, 8:51 AM
Last week, the House Agriculture Committee voted to send to the floor its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). The Farm Bill is the single largest federal investment for conservation on private lands in the nation and is critical to state fish and wildlife agencies for conserving and improving millions of acres of habitat through voluntary efforts that can also provide opportunities for hunting and angling.
The Strategist: Spring 2018 Edition
Mar 23, 2018, 1:11 PM
Articles include brief updates Government Affairs; 2016 National Survey; Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife; USDA APHIS Changes to CWD Program Standards; Landscape Conservation Working Group; AFWA Annual Awards; and AFWA Annual Report.
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and Partners Seek Nominations for Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards- Nominations due by April 13
Mar 7, 2018, 11:03 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and its members and partners are seeking nominations for the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award (Award) which recognizes outstanding efforts to increase the resilience of America’s valuable living natural resources and the many people, businesses and communities that depend on them.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Applauds House Subcommittee on Hearing Encouraging the Passage of Two Bipartisan Bills
Feb 15, 2018, 3:53 PM
Today, the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies was pleased to witness the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands hearings on five bills, including Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R.4647) and the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017 (H.R.2591). The Association applauds Chairman Tom McClintock (R-CA) for his leadership in bringing H.R. 4647 and H.R. 2591 up for the subcommittee hearing today.
Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Commending Secretary Zinke Signing Secretarial Order 3362
Feb 12, 2018, 10:00 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds last week’s announcement of Secretarial Order 3362 by secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. This order aims to improve habitat and migration corridors for big game species through collaborative efforts with state and private landowners.
Job Announcement- Open Recruitment for an Adaptation Program Manager
Jan 22, 2018, 1:53 PM
We're Hiring!! Open recruitment for an Adaptation Program Manager.
Statement from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Supporting the Introduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act
Dec 15, 2017, 5:30 PM
The Association of Fish and wildlife Agencies strongly supports the introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R.4647). This bipartisan legislation would redirect $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array of fish and wildlife. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced the introduction of this bipartisan bill today in Washington D.C.