RGS & AWS strongly urge immediate passage of the bipartisan bill that will ensure funding for State Wildlife Action Plans and other important conservation needs
The Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society recently signed a letter, along with many other conservation organizations, to encourage congressional leaders to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) before the end of the 177th Congress.
RAWA (H.R. 2773/S. 2372) would provide the necessary funding to implement the congressionally mandated, but severely underfunded, State Wildlife Action Plans.* It would also support critical Tribal and Territorial wildlife conservation programs, which helps to conserve wildlife populations before they become threatened or endangered, and help to recover those that already are.
By ensuring passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, this Congress will ensure that our fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation traditions and their associated national economic benefits will endure for the benefit of future generations. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act represents an historic opportunity to simultaneously benefit wildlife, conservation, hunters, the economy and taxpayers.