The Association Commends the Distribution of Over $39.2 Million in Funding for Fish Habitat Conservation Projects in 24 States
Mar 20, 2023, 11:04 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the National Fish Habitat Partnership program assist in providing more than $39.2 million to support 95 fish habitat conservation projects in 24 states. Collaborative partnerships between the state fish and wildlife agencies, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tribes nongovernmental organizations, and other partners are key to implementing these conservation priority projects.
New Members and Officer Appointed to Serve on AFWA’s Executive Committee
Feb 13, 2023, 8:48 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies welcomes Director Chuck Sykes to the list of Officers, and Directors Bryan Burhans and Kendra Wecker to the list of Members of the AFWA Executive Committee.
Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Left Out of 2023 Omnibus Package
Dec 21, 2022, 1:24 PM
The Association was disappointed to learn that in the final hours of negotiation, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was not included in the final language of the year end 2023 Omnibus package. The impasse had little to do with the contents of the legislative bill, which is widely supported, but the clock just ran out.
The Association Applauds Conservation Funded by America the Beautiful Challenge
Nov 14, 2022, 11:58 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration (Administration) for awarding more than $90 million in grant funding for conservation and restoration projects through the America the Beautiful Challenge (Challenge). Last week, the Administration announced that 55 new grants across 42 states, 3 U.S. territories, and 14 Tribal Nations have been selected for locally led ecosystem restoration projects under the public-private grant program.
New State of the Birds Report Reveals Widespread Losses of Birds in All Habitats–Except for One
Oct 12, 2022, 11:29 AM
Today, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI) published the State of the Birds 2022 Report, highlighting two important trends and revealing an important message. The report reveals that birds are declining overall in every habitat except in wetlands, where decades of investment have resulted in dramatic gains. Comebacks of waterfowl show the power of dedicated conservation funding and policy investments. Passage of proactive conservation legislation, such as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, is essential to reverse this trend and bring birds back.
AFWA Honors its 2022 Annual Awards Recipients
Sep 30, 2022, 2:34 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized 15 individuals 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 20, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas.
State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors Pass Four Resolutions at AFWA’s 2022 Annual Meeting
Sep 29, 2022, 7:35 PM
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed four resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 21, 2022.
AFWA Recommends 55 Priority Projects for the 2023 Multistate Conservation Grant Cycle
Sep 29, 2022, 7:29 PM
During the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ 112 th Annual Meeting, held September 18-21, the members recommended the approval of 55 projects to be funded through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP). All proposals responded to the Association’s strategic conservation priorities and were reviewed by subject matter experts from the Association’s Committees.
Curt Melcher Elected 2022-2023 President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Sep 28, 2022, 8:57 AM
The membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (Association) elected Curt Melcher, Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, as its new president during its 112th Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Association Applauds Formation of the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council
Sep 27, 2022, 12:32 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration (Administration) for establishing the Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council (Council). On Friday, September 23, the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the membership of the newly-recharted Council, which will serve as a Federal Advisory Committee to the Administration advancing the needs of the sportsmen and women that form the foundation for conservation and restoration of fish and wildlife species and flourishing habitats.
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