Act now to conserve America's clean waters and wetlands. Photo courtesy of Joel Webster.
In the past decade, threats to American waters and wetlands have escalated. Wetlands that are critical for waterfowl are being drained, and headwater streams that serve as rearing pools for salmon and trout are fouled with pollution.
In April, the Obama administration took an important step toward reinstating CWA protections for critical wetlands and waters. The proposed administrative guidance would clarify which waters and wetlands are covered under the CWA, securing the conservation of many tributaries, headwater streams and wetlands that have been threatened for a decade. This guidance would enable the responsible management of millions of acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat and return consistency to the CWA, a law whose passage was championed by TRCP co-founder Jim Range.
The Clean Water Act is vitally important to fish and wildlife and our hunting and fishing opportunities. Sportsmen must speak up and ensure the implementation of strong CWA guidance and the development of a robust and more permanent administrative rule. The Obama administration must hear from sportsmen like you.
Conservation receives a crucial boost with the approval of the Dakota Grasslands Conservation area. Read More
Legislation that would weaken Clean Water Act protections to America’s wetlands and waters is hastily moving through Congress as you read this. We need you to speak up for our nation’s waters and wetlands today. Read More
Some of the nation’s top sportsmen’s organizations – Ducks Unlimited, the Izaak Walton League of America, the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited and the TRCP – applaud the administration for taking an important step to begin restoring Clean Water Act protections. Read More
The new federal study illustrates the economic and ecological significance of the Bristol Bay watershed. Read More
Key sportsmen’s groups call for Congress to maintain funding for land conservation and restoration in the Gulf. Read More
This TRCP-produced database, “The Sportsmen’s Water Budget,” includes federal programs impacting water resources conservation. Learn More