Subscribe Today
‘‘

QUAIL FOREVER ADVOCATES FOR AMERICA’S CONSERVATION ENHANCEMENT ACT (ACE), WHICH GAINS MOMENTUM IN CONGRESS

By Bethany Erb and Jim Inglis of the Quail Forever Government Affairs Team

Over the past few months we’ve kept our focus on several moving bills that are important to the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever mission, including Pittman Robertson Modernization (PR Mod) and reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). Shortly before Christmas, PR Modernization was included within the Omnibus package and signed into law.

When Congress reconvened after the New Year we turned our focus to NAWCA reauthorization. In January, the Senate passed a package known as “America’s Conservation Enhancement Act” (ACE) with unanimous consent. ACE contains a package of vital conservation provisions including NAWCA reauthorization at $60M annually through Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. Critical to our PF/QF mission, NAWCA has improved over 30 million acres of wetlands and associated upland habitat since its enactment, making it one of our nation’s most effective voluntary conservation programs.

Other important conservation provisions within ACE are the establishment of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-led task force to address the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This provision enables states to have a coordinated plan to research, surveil and manage the spread of the disease which is critical to containment. ACE also codifies of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). Since 2006, the NFHP has overseen over 840 projects to benefit fish habitat and populations.

The package now awaits action in the House of Representatives. House bill number H.R. 925 is identical to the Senate-passed version and we are asking the House to keep the packages identical. Our staff has been active on Capitol Hill asking members to support the package and urging leadership to move it to the floor as quickly as possible.

We are excited to see this package of conservation bills move and will keep you updated on our efforts to get it enacted.

QUAIL FOREVER ADVOCATES FOR AMERICA’S CONSERVATION ENHANCEMENT ACT (ACE), WHICH GAINS MOMENTUM IN CONGRESS This article is published in the issue.
Click here to purchase this black issue
Intrested in buying other back issues?
Click here
FILED IN: ,
ARTICLES FROM THE OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE
Life in Bronze

Filed In: ,

Liz Lewis employs several foundries in the Bozeman area to cast her lost-wax-style work. Recently, she has begun exploring the use of colored patinas to reproduce the coloration of sporting......

Being at Brays

Filed In: , , , ,

Located outside of Savannah, Georgia, and proximate to the charming coastal town of Beaufort, South Carolina, and within a short drive of Charleston—the current capital of Southern lifestyle—Brays...

Curated Fashions

Filed In: , ,

After spending more than eight years in the UK running retail shops, Ramona Brumby of Atlanta’s The London Trading Company came home. “My passion is anything to do with décor,......

Inside the October-November 20...

Filed In:

This month’s cover photo of the German shorthaired pointer was taken at Pheasant Ridge by Terry Allen during our June-July 2015 feature coverage of Ferrari. As we traveled to Pheasant......

Bertuzzi Gullwings

Filed In: , , , ,

Bertuzzi shotguns have the unique design characteristic of ali di gabbiano, Italian for “the wings of a gull” as the sideplates spring outward like wings, revealing the lockwork inside. ...

Stealthy Ghosts

Filed In: , , ,

Judy Balog, who owns and runs Silvershot Weimaraners in Michigan with Jerry Gertiser, has owned Weimaraners for more than 20 years....

You may also like

Sturdy Brothers Waxed Canva...

This portable piece is handcrafted to last a lifet...

Viski Solid Copper Shot Gla...

These shot glasses are hand crafted and feature an...

Filson Desert Iron Knife

This Filson Folding Knife is handmade in Seattle w...

QUAIL FOREVER ADVOCATES FOR AMERICA’S CONSERVATION ENHANCEMENT ACT (ACE), WHICH GAINS MOMENTUM IN CONGRESS

QUAIL FOREVER ADVOCATES FOR AMERICA’S CONSERVATION ENHANCEMENT ACT (ACE), WHICH GAINS MOMENTUM IN CONGRESS

By Bethany Erb and Jim Inglis of the Quail Forever Government Affairs Team

Over the past few months we’ve kept our focus on several moving bills that are important to the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever mission, including Pittman Robertson Modernization (PR Mod) and reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA). Shortly before Christmas, PR Modernization was included within the Omnibus package and signed into law.

When Congress reconvened after the New Year we turned our focus to NAWCA reauthorization. In January, the Senate passed a package known as “America’s Conservation Enhancement Act” (ACE) with unanimous consent. ACE contains a package of vital conservation provisions including NAWCA reauthorization at $60M annually through Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. Critical to our PF/QF mission, NAWCA has improved over 30 million acres of wetlands and associated upland habitat since its enactment, making it one of our nation’s most effective voluntary conservation programs.

Other important conservation provisions within ACE are the establishment of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-led task force to address the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This provision enables states to have a coordinated plan to research, surveil and manage the spread of the disease which is critical to containment. ACE also codifies of the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP). Since 2006, the NFHP has overseen over 840 projects to benefit fish habitat and populations.

The package now awaits action in the House of Representatives. House bill number H.R. 925 is identical to the Senate-passed version and we are asking the House to keep the packages identical. Our staff has been active on Capitol Hill asking members to support the package and urging leadership to move it to the floor as quickly as possible.

We are excited to see this package of conservation bills move and will keep you updated on our efforts to get it enacted.

You may also like

Policy Corner Brief: June 2...

Sportsmen’s conservation policy issues from publ...

Policy Corner Brief: May 20...

Sportsmen’s conservation policy issues from publ...

Ruffed Grouse Society &...

Studying woodcock migration with RGS & AWS funded ...