Animal Conservation

Record of White House discussions with conservation leaders on $1.5 billion investment and implementation of bipartisan infrastructure law

Today, White House Senior Adviser and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu and other senior administration officials, including Sarah Greenberger, Associate Undersecretary at the Department of the Interior, discussed how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act will build a better America by investing in conservation and access. on our public lands. Landrieu highlighted the President’s commitment through the America the Beautiful initiative to partner with states, conservation groups, hunters, fishers, tribes and others to conserve lands and American waters for future generations.

President Biden’s bipartisan Infrastructure Act includes billions for ecosystem restoration and US land resilience, invasive species detection and prevention, and native vegetation restoration efforts, in addition to nearly $16 billion. dollars to clean up legacy pollution. On Friday, the Home Office announced the distribution of a record $1.5 billion in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program allocations to national wildlife agencies across the country. country. The WSFR was reauthorized under the bipartisan Infrastructure Act. Landrieu noted that these grants will make significant progress in our work to protect our precious natural treasures and, along with other investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, will make significant progress in our work on collaborative conservation.

From today’s conversation: “The enormous amount of continued, new, and improved collaboration between federal, state, local leaders, tribes, nonprofits, and everyone here today will build back better. Conservation is something something we can all agree on, and as the president has said many times, there’s so much commonality for those looking to find it. Mitch Landrieu, Senior Advisor and Coordinator of White House Infrastructure Implementation

Speakers:

  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Theodore Roosevelt Partnership for Conservation
  • Unlimited ducks
  • Unlimited trout
  • National Association of Wildlife Refuges
  • Mule Deer Foundation
  • Wildlife Society
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Sport Fishing Policy Center
  • National Association of Marine Products Manufacturers
  • Watershed results
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • American Sport Fishing Association
  • Boone and Crockett Club
  • The Wildlife Society
  • International Sport Fishing Association
  • National Deer Association
  • American Association of Saltwater Guides
  • Backcountry hunters and fishers
  • Mississippi Wildlife
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • professional archery association
  • Outgoing and incoming presidents of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies:
    • Tony Wasley, Director, Nevada Department of Wildlife
    • Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Conservation

See the Fiscal Year 2022 Allocation Tables by State for Wildlife and Sport Fishing Restoration Funds here.