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AWCP Summer Meeting

August 23, 2022
posted in: Conservation, News

The American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), a consortium of 50 of the country's top hunting-conservation organizations and wildlife professional societies, just concluded their summer meetings. On the docket was outlining policy priorities and releasing its mid-term report, which is a review of progress made on the recommendations from Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume 6 (W21) with specific priorities that still need to be accomplished.

WSF is a proud member and contributor of AWCP and has been since its founding in 2000.

This is the first time the groups have issued a mid-term report to provide direction for the second half of a presidential term. The report celebrates recent victories for conservation, including the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the America's Conservation Enhancement Act, and other legislation or administrative actions that have implemented key recommendations that were offered by the sportsmen's community before the presidential election. It also outlines other priorities, including the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, finalizing a fix for the Cottonwood court decision hindering proactive forest management projects, the need to finalize legislation to improve research and management for chronic wasting disease, and more.

AWCP has submitted six editions of Wildlife for the 21st Century to incoming presidential administrations since 2000. Each has laid a roadmap for prioritized action items to improve wildlife and habitat conservation and hunting opportunities.


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