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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The Association Applauds Introduction of Legislation Reauthorizing ACE Act
Feb 9, 2024, 3:01 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds introduction of the America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act of 2024, which will reauthorize core conservation programs and bolster natural resource management across the nation. Today, on February 9, the bill was introduced by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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The Association Applauds House Passage of WILD and SHARKED Acts
Feb 9, 2024, 9:40 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Reauthorization Act (WILD Act, HR 5009) and the Supporting the Health of Aquatic Systems through Research, Knowledge, and Enhanced Dialogue Act (SHARKED Act, H.R. 4051). On February 5, the full House passed both bills by unanimous vote.
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Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Joins Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference
Jan 26, 2024, 10:12 AM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) voted to become a long-term partner for Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training, the organization announced January 26. Along with the founding cohost, Colorado State University’s Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR), AFWA will cohost the upcoming Pathways conferences in North America.
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AFWA and Private Forest Owners Sign Agreement to Advance Collaborative Conservation of Wildlife on Private Working Forest Nationwide
Jan 12, 2024, 10:58 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) announces a new collaboration with the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), formalized through a recent memorandum of understanding, focused on advancing the conservation of at-risk and listed species within private working forests nationwide in conjunction with NAFO’s Wildlife Conservation Initiative (WCI).
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The Association Applauds Passage of Duck Stamp Modernization
Dec 12, 2023, 3:24 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds Congress for passing the Duck Stamp Modernization Act of 2023, S. 788. On Tuesday, December 12, the full House passed the bill by a vote of 403-20, following passage in the Senate by Unanimous Consent earlier this year.
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The Association Applauds Conservation Funded by America the Beautiful Challenge
Nov 14, 2023, 4:04 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as they announce over $140 Million in Grants from the America the Beautiful Challenge to Restore Lands and Waters (Challenge). Today, the Administration announced that 74 new grants across 46 states, three U.S. territories, and 21 Tribal Nations have been selected for locally led ecosystem restoration projects under the public-private grant program.
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The Association Applauds Advancement of Legislation Enabling Conservation Partnerships
Oct 26, 2023, 2:38 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Association) applauds Congress for advancing the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver Reauthorization Act (WILD Act, HR 5009) and the Chesapeake Bay Science, Education, and Ecosystem Enhancement Act of 2023 (SEEE Act, H.R. 4770). On Thursday, October 26, the House Committee on Natural Resources favorably reported both bills to the full House by unanimous consent.
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