Restoring the Mississippi River Delta
Nearly 2,000 square miles of prime fish and wildlife habitat have vanished along Louisiana’s coast. But oil spill fines have created an opportunity to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and fish habitat.
Conserving Big Game Migration Corridors
Recent research and technology have helped to define the exact locations of critical corridors and stopover areas in big game migration. As a result, it is imperative that efforts to conserve these habitats advance on both public and private lands.
Strengthening Farm Bill Conservation Programs
The Farm Bill incentivizes landowners to create habitat and walk-in access for sportsmen and women. The resulting boost to hunting and fishing opportunities will help drive outdoor recreation spending in the rural areas that need it most.
Defending the Clean Water Act
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.
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.
Chronic Wasting Disease
Because deer hunters contribute heavily to conservation through the purchase of licenses and gear, this disease could have major impacts on funding to improve fish and wildlife habitat.
Improving Menhaden Management
This small but critically important forage fish plays a central role in the marine food web. This is why sportsmen and women are calling for federal fisheries managers to leave more menhaden in the water for striped bass and other predators.
Prioritizing Natural Infrastructure
Decision-makers have the opportunity to solve America’s infrastructure needs using the power of habitat and natural systems. These approaches are a win-win for our communities, fish and wildlife, and hunting and fishing opportunities.