A Fundamental Change in Funding for Wildlife

Without much needed funding for the full array of fish and wildlife, our entire way of life is threatened.
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Primary Challenge to Conserving America’s Fish and Wildlife

Every American benefits when we have healthy and accessible fish and wildlife.

It costs the American public hundreds of millions of dollars each year to restore threatened and endangered species, costs that might be avoided or greatly reduced if proactive conservation measures were implemented first.

Proactive conservation is good for wildlife, good for taxpayers, and good for business.

Please join our effort and ask your representative to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.

Examples of Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
Golden eagles can be found from coast-to-coast throughout grasslands, forested habitat, on the tundra and woodland‐brushlands, south to arid deserts. They build nests on cliffs or in the largest trees of forested stands that often afford an unobstructed view of the surrounding habitat.
Eastern Oyster
Eastern Oyster
Found on both the east and west coasts, the eastern oyster plays an important ecological role forming reefs that improve water quality and recycling nutrients, and is a widely utilized food source and important economic driver.
Black-footed Ferret
Black-footed Ferret
The black-footed ferret is the only ferret species native to the Americas. Twice thought to have been extinct, efforts to conserve the black-footed ferret exemplify successful partnerships of state and federal wildlife agencies working with private property owners.
New England Cottontail
New England Cottontail
The only New England native rabbit has seen a resurgence that has prevented its need for being listed as an endangered species. Private landowners, foresters, hunters, biologists, farmers, and federal and state wildlife professionals have banded together to play a crucial role in its recovery.
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Easily one of the most recognizable and beautiful species in America, monarch butterfly populations are important to the health of the countless wildflowers the species pollinates.
Arctic Grayling
Arctic Grayling
The Arctic Grayling that was once facing steep declines in populations largely due to habitat loss, is now making a comeback thanks to proactive conservation funding that lead to cooperative agreements between rural ranching communities, wildlife agencies, and conservation organizations.
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America’s Fish and Wildlife Heritage

Our nation’s fish and wildlife are among its most valuable resources, along with clean air, water, healthy forests and agricultural lands that support all of us.

Our quality of life, outdoor heritage and prosperity are tied to the health and sustainability of these treasures. There are countless benefits of connecting Americans with nature, including:

  • Increasing quality time with family and carrying on traditions.
  • Enjoying activities such as fishing, hunting, birdwatching, camping, biking, boating, taking walks and various other forms of outdoor recreation.
  • Physical and mental health increases when we spend time in nature.
  • Ensuring there is a next generation of conservationists.

Responsible Americans hold their country’s resources dear, and our goal is to make sure future generations will have the same available resources and outdoor opportunities.

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