The Association Applauds Implementation of the Duck Stamp Modernization Act of 2023
May 15, 2024, 6:51 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for implementing the Duck Stamp Modernization Act of 2023 (S. 788). This bill was signed into law by President Biden on December 19, 2023, and modifies the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, also known as the duck stamp. The Act allows hunters to purchase an electronic stamp online and save it to their phone, instead of using a paper stamp. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has confirmed the legislation will be implemented in time for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season.
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AFWA and NFWF Honors its 2024 Guy Bradley Award Recipients
May 14, 2024, 8:35 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are proud to announce this year’s winners of the Guy Bradley Award. The Guy Bradley Award recognizes one state agency and one federal agency wildlife enforcement officer whose dedication and public service to protecting the nation's natural resources demonstrates outstanding leadership, excellence in implementation, knowledge, and actions that have advanced the cause of wildlife conservation. This year’s recipients are Michael M. Weathers, Chief of Enforcement for the Alabama DCNR, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries, Law Enforcement Section, and Edward J. Grace, Chief-Office of Law Enforcement for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
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The Association Applauds the Senate for Unanimous Passage of ACE Act Reauthorization
May 10, 2024, 7:55 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) enthusiastically applauds the Senate for passing the America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act of 2024, S 3791. This week, the Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent, showing complete support for reauthorization of some of the nation’s most successful conservation programs including the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA).
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The Association Applauds Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Supporting Fish Passage and Local Communities
Apr 26, 2024, 12:52 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they announce awards for 43 projects to improve fish passage and protect communities by addressing outdated or obsolete dams, culverts, levees and other barriers fragmenting the nation’s rivers and streams.
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The Association Applauds Senators Britt and Klobuchar for Co-Sponsoring the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
Apr 26, 2024, 9:50 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is excited to have Senator Britt (R-AL) and Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) sign onto bipartisan legislation, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.1149), that would provide critical funding to state fish and wildlife agencies and tribal fish and wildlife managers to effectively conserve our nation’s fish and wildlife for future generations.
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The Association Applauds Enactment of Bipartisan Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023
Apr 26, 2024, 9:48 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies enthusiastically commends Congress for passage and successful enactment of the bipartisan Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023 (H.R. 4389), which will reauthorize and revise the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act through Fiscal Year 2028 at $6.5 million annually. On April 24, this important conservation legislation was signed into law by the President after having passed the full senate by voice vote on April 17.
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The Association is Soliciting Full Proposals for 2025 Multistate Conservation Grant Program
Apr 11, 2024, 3:34 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is soliciting Full Proposals for the 2025 Multistate Conservation Grant Program which funds projects that address regional or national level priorities of state fish and wildlife agencies. The deadline for submitting the Proposals for the 2025 cycle is June 7, 2024.
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The Association Applauds House Passage of the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023
Apr 10, 2024, 4:12 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023 (H.R.4389). On April 9, the full House passed this bipartisan bill by voice vote.
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The Association Applauds Advancement of ACE Act Reauthorization
Mar 14, 2024, 9:42 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for advancing the America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act of 2024, S 3791, with a favorable report. The bill, which will ensure continuation of some of the nation’s most successful conservation programs including the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) and the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, was advanced through EPW this week via voice vote.
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Statement from the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies on the Introduction of the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act
Feb 29, 2024, 3:10 PM
Today, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR), introduced the America’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation Act (AWHCA), a comprehensive bill that seeks to enhance fish and wildlife habitat across the country.
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