February 4, 2019

Conservation Groups Urge Senate to Consider Natural Resources Management Act

On February 1, nearly 50 conservation organizations from across the country, including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) sent a letter to Senate Leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer requesting Senate floor consideration of the recently introduced the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47).

Introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Senator Maria Cantwell (WA), this comprehensive package of legislation includes several important natural resources conservation and public lands access provisions.

The letter states that this package “is a product of years’ worth of work and negotiations by the authorizing committees. It is thoroughly bipartisan in nature and broad in scope, and passage of this package would be a historical step forward for public lands and conservation.”

CSF and partners will continue to work with Senate leadership on bringing this pro-sportsmen’s bill to the floor in the coming weeks.

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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