Headwater Streams and Wetlands At Risk
Since 2001, a series of Supreme Court decisions and administrative actions have blocked some implementation of the Clean Water Act, leaving half of the nation’s stream miles at risk of pollution and destruction. Wetlands have also been lost at an alarming rate.
Backcountry Conservation Management
The future of 71 million acres of BLM public lands is being decided as the agency develops local land use plans across the West. This is the last great opportunity for sportsmen to conserve our best hunting and fishing areas.
Sage Grouse Conservation
The sagebrush sea is home to many species that sportsmen love to pursue, including pronghorns, mule deer, elk, and sage grouse. In fact, conservation efforts to benefit the greater sage grouse are also good for more than 350 species across 11 Western states.
Recreational Saltwater Fishing
Because recreational fisheries have unique conservation needs, recreational fishermen want alternatives to traditional federal policies designed to manage commercial fishing.
Consideration For Our Favorite Spots
The Sportsmen’s Values Mapping Project captures input from local hunters and anglers on the areas they value most for hunting and fishing. The resulting maps could help land managers make important decisions about conservation.
Conservation That Works for Sportsmen, Wildlife, and Farmers
The USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) helps restore wildlife habitat and improve water quality downstream. But demand for the program far outpaces enrollment caps written into the current Farm Bill.
Balancing the Needs of Working Lands and Habitat
Congress is currently in discussions about the 2018 Farm Bill, and the TRCP’s 20-member Agriculture and Wildlife Working Group is also hard at work making sure this legislation incentivizes productive lands and healthy wildlife, while helping American producers to feed, fuel, and clothe the world.
Water Conservation Funding
The Sportsman’s Water Budget tracks the President’s annual budget requests as well as spending levels set by Congress so that sportsmen can see how their elected officials prioritize water conservation, and hold them accountable.