American Wildlife Conservation Partners Letters

In August of 2000, the Boone and Crockett Club hosted an historical conservation summit that has had a profound effect on the future of wildlife. This landmark meeting resulted in the creation of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners, a coalition of wildlife organizations focused on conservation, healthy fish and wildlife populations, and responsive management of important areas of habitat.

As of 2021, AWCP has grown to 50 organizations, including Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. AWCP member groups represent the interests of America’s millions of hunter-conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists. While individual organizations have their own primary areas of interest, collectively AWCP members are dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our wildlife resources and providing for sustainable public use and enjoyment of those resources under the science-based management of state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, in cooperation with habitat and land management by federal, tribal, state, county and local governments.

Below are joint letters with various AWCP member organizations whose signatories include BHA. They have been submitted in order to advance administrative and legislative policies at the federal and congressional levels to promote science-based fish and wildlife conservation.

2023 Letters:

August 9th - AWCP Letter to Secretary of Education Re BSCA Interpretation

April 25th - AWCP CWD Appropriations Letter

March 20th - Sportsman Support for a Bipartisan “Cottonwood Fix”

March 14th - FY24 Migration Senate Appropriations Letter

March 14th - MAPLand FY24 Appropriations Committee

Feb 28th - RISEE Act 2023 Support Letter

2022 Letters:

Nov 1st - Support for America's Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022

Oct 5th - Migration Corridors and Seasonal Habitats on USFS Lands

May 23rd - Support for Pittman-Robertson Act

May 9th - Migration Corridors and Seasonal Habitats on USFS Lands

May 3rd - Hunt-Fish MAPLand Appropriations FY2023

March 23rd - Re: Feb. 10, 2022, Court Decision Regarding the Gray Wolf

March 11th - Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Potential Settlement

March 11th - Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council Charter Renewal

March 2nd - AWCP Supporting the IIJA

February 23rd - AWCP Supporting Wild Horse and Burro Management Actions

January 21st - AWCP Letter Supporting Senate CWD RM Act

January 20th - AWCP Recovering America's Wildlife Act Support Letter - House Markup

2021 Letters:

December 6th - AWCP to EPW, Re: RAWA Hearing

November 2nd - Support for Laura Daniel Davis's Nomination to Head the Department of the Interior

October 21st - Support of Bering River Alaska LWCF Line Item

October 21st - Cottonwood Fix

September 27th - Support of Historic Investment in Infrastructure for Conservation

August 26th - USFWS in Opposition to the Petition to Ban Trade in Wild Mammals and Birds 

August 26th - CDC in Opposition to the Petition to Ban Trade in Wild Mammals and Birds 

August 4th - Support of including DOI in Senate Budget Reconciliation


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