The TRCP remains ready to seize opportunities and explore new ideas that can benefit fish, wildlife and their habitat. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Defense.
Following a State of the Union address during which the president focused heavily on jobs, economics and natural resources, the TRCP released its TRCP 2012 Conservation Policy Agenda, highlighting federal funding challenges and key policy issues central to the nation’s hunting and angling traditions.
Ensuring strong funding for conservation programs – many of which face cuts or elimination in budget proposals being considered by Congress – led the list of the sportsmen’s policy priorities.
“Federal funding for crucial conservation programs, responsible management of both public and privately owned lands, judicious administration of our aquatic and marine resources … all while sustaining the fish and wildlife populations that sportsmen prize. These form the core of the TRCP’s policy objectives over the year to come,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh.
“We remain ready to seize opportunities and explore new ideas that can benefit fish, wildlife and their habitats, all while ensuring a brighter future for the American outdoor way of life,” continued Fosburgh.
Issues highlighted in the TRCP 2012 Conservation Policy Agenda include the following:
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