Male grouse dancing in the spring of 2014 at Namekagon Barrens in northwestern Wisconsin.

Restoring America’s Wildlife Act Would Bring in $1.4 Billion a Year

Male grouse dancing in the spring of 2014 at Namekagon Barrens in northwestern Wisconsin.

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act came a step closer last week when it was passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

The legislation, described by supporters as potentially “game-changing” for America’s fishing and wildlife, is now up for vote by the full House and Senate.

The accompanying version of the bill came out of the House Natural Resources Committee in January.

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would spend $1.3 billion annually on state fishing and wildlife agencies to implement their science-based wildlife action plans, and an additional $97.5 million on managers of native fish and wildlife.

The legislation aims to provide critical funding and proactive conservation efforts to prevent non-wildlife species from being threatened or endangered. At least 15% of the funding would also be used for already endangered species.

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