SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Fly-In - Feb 24-25, 2014 - Wash DC

Save the Date - 2015 Fly-InJoin the Teaming With Wildlife Coalition’s annual FLY-IN event and show your support for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program– our nation’s CORE program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered in every state and territory.

  • Advocacy Training
  • Awards
  • Advocates Welcome Reception
  • Congressional Reception

Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Fish and Wildlife Resources Announced

September 22, 2014

Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, and former Wyoming governor, Dave Freudenthal today named 20 members of the national Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. Morris and Freudentahl, the Blue Ribbon Panel co-chairs, made their announcement during a keynote address at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies in St. Louis, Missouri.

Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Steering Committee Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriations

The following testimony was submitted May 23, 2014 on behalf of the following Teaming With Wildlife Steering Committee Members to the Senate Interior/Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program Receives Boost of Support from 170 Members of Congress


WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Ben Cardin and Mike Crapo and Congressmen Don Young (AK), Michael Grimm (NY), Mike Thompson (CA) and Ron Kind (WI) were joined by 163 of their fellow Members of Congress on a “Dear Colleague” sign-on letter to Interior appropriators in support of FY15 funding for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program.

FY15 Senate State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Dear Colleague Letter


Senators Cardin and Crapo invite you to join them in sending the attached letter to Chairman Reed and Ranking Member Murkowski, urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related agencies to provide the most robust investment possible for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program, the nation’s CORE program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered. Last year 33 members signed on to this letter.

ACTION ALERT…ACTION ALERT…ACTION ALERT

Our champions in the House of Representatives Cong. Young (R-AK), Thompson D-CA), Grimm (R-NY) and Kind (D-WI) have released a Dear Colleague Letter supporting $58.695 M for State & Tribal Wildlife Grants in FY15. We need your help to encourage your members in the House to sign on to this letter. The Dear Colleague Letter is especially important this year since the President has proposed a 15% cut to the program.

Congresswoman McCollum Receives AWARD for Supporting State Wildlife Grants!!!!

Thank you, Congresswoman McCollum for standing up for State Wildlife Grants at committee hearings! Jane Norris of Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources and her NGO partners came to DC yesterday to thank her for supporting wildlife conservation.

2014 Fly-In Sponsors - A BIG THANK YOU!!!!!

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, National Wildlife Federation,
Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy, American Eagle Foundation, American Zoo & Aquarium Association, Delta Waterfowl Foundation, DJ Case & Associates, Ducks Unlimited, Global Wildlife Conservation, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, National Wildlife Refuge Association, Organization for Fish & Wildlife Information Managers, Project WILD, Responsive Management, Southwick Associates,

National Sign-on Letter

On January 17th, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 which funds the federal government through September 2014. The Omnibus includes $58.695M for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants including $5.4870M for state competitive grants.

2014 Fly-In Registration NOW OPEN!

February 25-26, 2014 - Washington DC

Join the Teaming With Wildlife Coalition’s annual FLY-IN event and show your support for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program – our nation’s CORE program for preventing fish and wildlife from becoming endangered in every state and territory.

2014 Sponsorship Form



Press Release: Save Funding that Protects Fish, Wildlife and Their Habitats


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 18, 2013
Contact: Laura MacLean, 202/ 624-7744, lmaclean@fishwildlife.org

More than 1,600 Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Groups Unite in Urging Congressional Appropriators to Save Funding that Protects Fish, Wildlife and Their Habitats

The nation could see more endangered species listings and lose opportunities to experience the great outdoors if Congress eliminates funding for conservation grant programs.

Cathy Sparks, Asst Director, RI DNR Presents Sen. Reed with National Sign On Letter



Cathy Sparks, Assistant Director for Natural Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, & Senator Reed (RI), Chair of the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Cathy presented a letter to him in support of restoring funding to the State Wildlife Grants program with 841 signatures representing 1,000+ organizations.

National Sign On Letter Update 9/17/13


Hello Valued Conservation Partner:

841 organizations, representing millions of conservationists and outdoor recreationists have signed on to a letter supporting funding for the following fish and wildlife conservation grant programs:

• State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program
• North American Wetlands Conservation Fund
• Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund
• Forest Legacy Program
• Land and Water Conservation Fund

ACTION ALERT UPDATE 8/28/13 - National Sign On Letter - Over 400 Signers!

OVER 700 SIGNERS and counting!

Hello Valued Conservation Partner:

Last month the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee eliminated funding for the following popular and highly successful grant programs for next fiscal year:

• State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program
• North American Wetlands Conservation Fund
• Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Fund
• Forest Legacy Program
• Land and Water Conservation Fund

State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Zeroed out in the House Budget

Today the House of Representatives Interior Appropriations subcommittee marked up its FY2014 bill that will fund the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency starting next October. Unfortunately the bill does not include any funding for the State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program for FY14. The North American Wetland Conservation Fund and the Neotropical Migratory Bird Fund were also zeroed out (see attached table).

State Wildlife Grants Identified as a Tool For Bird Conservation

The 2013 State of the Birds: Report on Private Lands was released yesterday by USDA Secretary Vilsack and DOI Secretary Jewell. The report was produced by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI). http://www.stateofthebirds.org

State Wildlife Grants were identified as a tool for bird conservation on private lands:

  • The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism uses State Wildlife Grants to provide cost-sharing assistance to private landowners for restoring native grasslands for Lesser Prairie-Chickens (pg 11).

A Slithering Success Story by Kristin Stanford, Ph.D.



The Lake Erie watersnake, a harmless, non-venomous snake once threatened with extinction, has recovered to the point where Endangered Species Act protection is no longer necessary for its survival.



Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Support for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants

THE OUTDOOR WIRE
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges Support for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants

NOW AVAILABLE: Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)

The Best Practices for State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs) report was approved by the Teaming With Wildlife (TWW) Committee at the AFWA Annual Meeting in September 2012. The goal was to raise the bar for SWAPs by identifying best practices based on innovations and lessons learned from the years since SWAPs were developed.

WOW-You DID IT!...Over 600 organizations on the letter supporting State & Tribal Wildlife Grants in FY13

I’m delighted to announce that the letter supporting funding for State & Tribal Wildlife Grants surpassed 600 organizations. We will be delivering it to Senators Reed and Murkowski later today. Few if any conservation programs have as large or diverse support as this program. As leaders and members of the Teaming With Wildlife Coalition you went above and beyond the call of duty to make this letter successful. Thank you for your tireless work.

Update on Letter Supporting Funding for FY13 for the State & Tribal Wildlife Grants Program

UPDATED August 14 (5:30pm). Over 400 organizations have now signed on to the letter to Senators Reed (RI) and Murkowski (AK) supporting funding in FY13 for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program. The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a massive 50% cut to the program and the letter is intended to show that there is strong grassroots support for the program. The State and Tribal Wildlife Grants program is the only federal program with the purpose of preventing endangered species listings and we have successes in every state and territory that we can show.

ACTION ALERT: Your Help is Needed to Save Funding for the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program

Once again the US House of Representatives has proposed a massive (50%) cut to the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program for the fiscal year starting in September. This program has already been cut by over 30% since 2010. We understand the fiscal constraints of the country and know everyone needs to do their part. However this large and disproportionate cut to a successful program that is preventing endangered species listings does not make economic sense. We know that when a species has to be federally listed, costs skyrocket!

State Fish and Wildlife Agencies Are Working to Save Taxpayer Dollars by Keeping Wildlife Off the Endangered Species List

WASHINGTON DC – As we commemorate Endangered Species Day, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Teaming With Wildlife Coalition proudly celebrate the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program, which is providing critical funding to state agencies to prevent at-risk species from threatened and endangered species listing and to recover those from the brink of extinction.

Partners for Piping Plovers!

Piping Plover numbers are up! The number of breeding pairs has more than doubled from when it was listed as a federally threatened species in 1986 to nearly 1,800 pairs today—close to the range-wide recovery goal of 2,000 pairs!

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