The Association Applauds Congress and the White House for Commitment to Conservation
Nov 2, 2021, 2:20 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (Association) commends Congress and the White House for their continued commitment to improving fish and wildlife habitat and habitat connectivity. By including critical conservation priorities within pending legislative packages, they have once again reaffirmed their commitment to empowering state and federal agencies to conserve and restore healthy habitats and species for future generations.
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The Association Supports Bipartisan Bill to Stop Aquatic Invasive Species
Oct 26, 2021, 3:25 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies strongly supports introduction of the Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act (H.R. 5692), which will strengthen partnerships between state and federal agencies in the fight against aquatic invasive species. Sponsored by Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA) and Mark Amodei (R-NV), this bipartisan legislation would grant federal agencies the necessary authority to carry out inspection and decontamination of recreational watercraft within their jurisdictions while coordinating with state fish and wildlife agencies.
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The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Joins Together Outdoors, a DEI Coalition
Oct 20, 2021, 1:00 PM
Together Outdoors (TO), a coalition supported by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable and comprised of businesses and organizations in the outdoor recreation industry committed to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JEDI/DEI) in the outdoors, announced their membership, advisory and governance councils earlier today. The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is proud to be one of the 70+ members of this robust coalition.
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AFWA Recommends 42 Priority Projects for the 2022 Multistate Conservation Grant Cycle
Sep 22, 2021, 1:48 PM
During the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies 111th Annual Meeting, held September 8-14, the members recommended the approval of 42 projects to be funded through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program (MSCGP).
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Tony Wasley Elected 2021-2022 President of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Sep 20, 2021, 11:04 AM
The membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (Association) elected Tony Wasley, Director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife, as its new president during its 111th Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.
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State Fish & Wildlife Agency Directors Pass Seven Resolutions at AFWA’s 2021 Annual Meeting
Sep 16, 2021, 12:38 PM
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed seven resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 14, 2021.
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AFWA Honors its 2021 Annual Awards Recipients
Sep 13, 2021, 9:32 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized seven individuals, two state agencies, one federal agency, one committee 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 13, 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Three Honored for Safeguarding America’s Valuable Natural Resources
Sep 8, 2021, 5:00 PM
Today at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, three organizations and individuals were honored by their peers as recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The Climate Adaptation Leadership Award was established in 2016 to recognize exemplary leadership in the field of climate adaptation and the protection of the Nation’s vital natural resources and the people who depend on them in a changing world.
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The Association Applauds the Department of Interiors Announcement of Outdoor Recreation Opportunity Expansion
Aug 31, 2021, 1:04 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds this week’s announcement that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history. This expansion of outdoor recreation is consistent with the administration’s America the Beautiful Initiative.
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The Association Applauds Conservation Provisions in Senate Infrastructure Package
Aug 13, 2021, 12:35 PM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies commends the Senate for advancing high priority conservation provisions included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This week, the full Senate approved the bipartisan infrastructure package by a vote of 69-30, priming reauthorization for critical programs including the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund and the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund while creating historic funding sources for terrestrial and aquatic species passage.
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