Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) is the most significant conservation legislation proposed in a generation, drastically increasing funding for management of sensitive species and public lands. The House version currently has 122 co-sponsors and is slated for committee hearings in mid-October; the Senate version is moving along with 26 co-sponsors. You can learn more about this important legislation, and its progress through Congress, through the American Fisheries Society.
The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, whose membership includes professional biologists and researchers protecting aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems across the continent, have been among the groups leading the charge for passage of RAWA. On October 12th, these organizations are co-hosting a webinar about the legislation and its current status. Sign up here to learn more.