ROOM: RSCC, D4
SESSION NUMBER: 8433
Game-changing legislation has been reintroduced to the US Congress that would provide state fish and wildlife agencies with funding needed for the conservation, management, and monitoring for Species of Greatest Conservation Need. This legislation, known as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, would provide $1.3 billion dollars to state agencies to implement conservation action plans and work cooperatively alongside NGO, university, tribal, and federal partners to keep common species common and to prevent further declines of vulnerable species. During this panel discussion, attendees will learn about the history of wildlife conservation funding, the cooperative process behind the creation of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, and how state fish and wildlife agencies would utilize these much-needed funds to enhance wildlife management, restore habitats, and provide increased educational and recreational opportunities for the public. Speakers will include state fish and wildlife agency and conservation organization leaders working towards passage of this novel legislation.
Organizers: Caroline Murphy
Supported by: American Fisheries Society, The Wildlife Society