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Confirmation hearings begin for Fish, Wildlife and Parks nominee

This week the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee held hearings to consider the nomination of Rob Wallace to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. NMMA was joined by over thirty hunting, fishing, conservation, and outdoor recreation organizations in expressing collective support for Wallace’s ...

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States receive more than $1 Billion for recreation access and conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is distributing more than $1 billion this year to support increased outdoor access and wildlife habitat conservation across all 50 states and U.S. territories. The funds are generated through excise taxes on hunting, shooting, fishing equipment, and boat fuel. Authorized by Congress through the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act and Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux Federal ...

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NMMA welcomes $20 million in grants for recreational boating infrastructure projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program continues its substantial contributions to recreational boaters and local communities and their economies through this year’s award of $20.6 million in grants to states and U.S. territories. By providing funding to support dedicated boat facilities and associated amenities, the BIG program helps Americans enjoy the nation’s waters and our ...

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