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! The last two years the US Senate has worked hard to restore funding to this program but only after they heard from the Teaming With Wildlife coalition . Please consider adding your organization’s name to the attached letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Interior & Environment Appropriations Committee. Time is of the essence so the deadline for signing on is August 17th. Send an email with your organization’s name and state to mhumpert@fishwildlife.org to sign on. Help us reach our goal of at least 300 organizations by the deadline to send a strong statement of support for the program. Thanks for all that you do to support fish and wildlife conservation.

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