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.
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.
Recreational Saltwater Fishing
Recreational fishermen are finally being recognized for their value as drivers of conservation and commerce. Let’s keep up the momentum now that the Modern Fish Act is law.