Support the Natural Resources Management Act

The Natural Resources Management Act, officially known as S.47, would improve fishing access and enhance conservation efforts all over the country.

Benefits to anglers include:

– Permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which supports recreational access projects in every state;

– Congressional declaration of national policy that federal agencies will work to expand and enhance hunting and fishing opportunities;

– Increased access and opportunities to fish on federal lands; and

– A provision that would withdraw more than 30,000 acres near Yellowstone from mining operations, which will help prevent potential degradation of the Yellowstone River’s water quality and world-famous fishery.

The package contains a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a section enhancing and increasing public land access for hunters and fishers, language improving outdoor recreation access and more than 100 smaller bills related to land conveyances, exchanges and conservation projects.

This is a bill that’s good for fish and wildlife all over the USA.

Click here to read the text of S.47.

Natural Resources Management Act Passed by Congress

On February 26, 2019, the Natural Resources Management Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. Having previously been passed by the Senate, the bill now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.

Comprised of more than 100 locally and regionally specific public lands bills, the package contains defining wins for recreational fishing and the entire outdoor recreation community. Of particular importance to anglers are the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, the Every Kid Outdoors Act, the Sportsmen’s Access to Federal Land subtitle and the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act.

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