WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) addressed the attendees of the 87th Annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference to highlight their bipartisan legislation, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
For more than eight decades, the Wildlife Management Institute has hosted the North American Conference, the premier gathering of wildlife managers from the United States and Canada. Attendees at the conference include administrators of federal, state and provincial wildlife and other natural resource agencies, college and university program leaders, heads of leading private conservation organizations, and other managers, scientists, researchers, officials and students of natural resources.
Senators Heinrich and Blunt have been leading the effort to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act to invest in proactive, on-the-ground conservation work led by states, territories, and Tribal nations to support the long-term health of fish and wildlife habitat all across America. The bipartisan legislation received a key hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in December. It has 32 cosponsors, including 16 Republican senators and 16 Democratic senators.