While clean water is important for everyone, it is essential for hunters and anglers. Wetlands provide quality habitat for fish and wildlife, sequester carbon, recharge aquifers and reduce flooding.
Our nation has been losing wetlands and streams at an alarming rate and sportsmen are often the first to see the impacts of these losses. The Clean Water Act was adopted at the behest of hunters, anglers and conservationists to safeguard the nation’s supply of healthy water and wetlands.
Beginning in 2001, a series of Supreme Court decisions and administrative actions left many of our most important wetlands and streams unprotected and vulnerable to destruction and pollution. To stem the tide of wetlands conversion, in April 2011, the administration took an important first step towards restoring those protections, and as before, sportsmen are on the front lines. As of spring 2012, administrative guidance is approaching the finish line, with sportsmen's support we can ensure success.
Please take the time to review some of the materials to learn more about this important issue, and please consider taking action at the link below to encourage your member of Congress to support clean water!
Hunting and fishing are not simply traditions or hobbies – they are fundamental components of our nation’s economy. Read more.
Find out more about lost protections for our wetlands and waters and the need for new Clean Water Act guidance. Read more.
Learn how the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have worked to ensure that concerns raised by farmers and the agricultural industry have been addressed in the proposed guidance. Read more.
For more information, contact TRCP Center for Agricultural and Private Lands Director Steve Kline at Skline@trcp.org.
TRCP and partners urge members of Congress to strongly fund critical conservation programs in appropriations process. Read More
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TRCP and partners urge members of Congress to strongly fund critical conservation programs in appropriations process Read More
SECURE Water Amendment Act, introduced today, draws broad support from sportsmen-conservationists Read More
The TRCP and partners are creating a vision for managing America’s saltwater recreational fisheries. Download the Report
Sportsmen are keenly aware of the value of clean rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands and the crucial habitat they provide for our favorite critters. It is imperative that we restore the protections for these waters that have been lost in recent years.
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