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About

In August of 2000 the Boone and Crockett Club organized 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 35 wildlife organizations. Today, AWCP has grown to a consortium of 50 organizations that 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 we all 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 the state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, in cooperation with habitat and land management by the federal, state, county, and local governments.

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Download the W21 Mid-Term Report, released in August 2022.

Our members live in your backyard—in every county of every state in the nation.

In 2018, 15.7 million American's hunted and 49.4 million Americans fished. Hunting and fishing are important to our economy. Hunters and target shooters spent $44 billion last year supporting 854,000 jobs. In FY 2020 they contributed $917.5 million to state fish and wildlife agencies for Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Programs — $22.9 billion in the history of the programs. Sportsmen and sportswomen–and hunters in general–are an important segment of our society. Their needs and opinions cannot be ignored.

HOW SPORTSMEN AND SPORTSWOMEN SUPPORT THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CONSERVATION FUNDING
LAST YEAR ALONE.... NEARLY $3 BILLION
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WILDLIFE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

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The American Wildlife Conservation Partners present the following recommendations, Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume VI, for the next White House Administration and the next two Congresses. Adoption of these recommendations will improve federal agencies’ stewardship of our nation’s fish, wildlife, and habitats and enhance access to federal lands and waters for outdoor and wildlife-associated recreation, which contribute significantly to the quality of life and economic well-being of our citizens and future generations. These recommendations represent a general agreement of the partners, and each partner organization reserves the right to establish independent positions on any issue herein for the next four years.

 

Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume VI is available for download at left, or download individual recommendations below.

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Projects

AWCP SIGN-ON LETTERS

In order to further the mission of AWCP, to ensure wildlife conservation, and sustainable public use of these natural resources,  AWCP members interact and engage with federal agencies and Congress regularly to advance policies, both legislative and regulatory, which promote wildlife conservation and public access to lands.

 

Below are letters sent to Members of Congress, Congressional committees, federal agencies, and other governing entities, from various AWCP groups. Click on individual letters to download a PDF.

Date
Title
URL
01/04/2023
Letter to the USFWS regarding revisions to Section 4(d) rule for African elephant sport-hunted trophies
http://[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hpy0RTEa_CKYdxExI8thdYAxG9zmo7Ls/view?usp=share_link]
12/09/2022
Letter Encouraging the Inclusion of Public Lands/Conservation Title to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RNLIpMwCyA_aXFCx5Ai5GF-Jmn2bVKra/view?usp=share_link
11/30/2022
Letter Urging Immediate Passage of Final RAWA
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13h6GC1UdME4VZja7YBgzAUAZpJSJA2ds/view?usp=share_link
11/01/2022
Letter Supporting America's Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BjOOKQis6GaHg7IuLF0t--OMZ1GkkVoA/view?usp=share_link
10/27/2022
Letter in Support of Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U6dmmtDiXDWWtNd8wk1ELPSx4ldAqKHW/view?usp=share_link
10/11/2022
Letter to Associate Director Vahlsing Supporting Prioritizing Migration Corridors
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YyQCEWLmcC2Nz30f_fumxBTISkSz8kck/view?usp=share_link
10/04/2022
Letter Thanking USFS Chief Randy Moore for Recent Commitment to Migration Corridors
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CnjaRWmhGpAL1lS7yVnWfQlllodc4xdI/view?usp=sharing
08/29/2022
Letter to the USFS About Position on Old Growth and Mature Forests
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rtM3P58eEu2eUjAKrP5AREXSzjUgkjCC/view?usp=sharing
08/07/2022
Letter Expressing Appreciation for Increased Access but Concerns with Lead Restrictions in FWS Hunt Fish Rule
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ibGCRA3isotnX0Vc0JFcIp1A3sniWFS4/view?usp=sharing
07/29/2022
Letter in Opposition of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 (H.R. 1808)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16A120BmVL__gf_Kl2dti-Gm7gZ6gU4yr/view?usp=sharing
07/29/2022
Letter in Opposition of the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act (H.R.2814)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oeO2Mwec4BpdbArBhIlUwvs6hwAp8S_S/view?usp=sharing
07/20/2022
Letter Opposing Title III of S. 567 regarding the Desert National Wildlife Refuge
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14O_UcCCwPe3Tez0w6b3dGhLUWE414ATO/view?usp=sharing
07/20/2022
Letter in Support for Manchin/Daines Substitute Amendment to S. 2561 - Cottonwood Fix
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RDz8ZQUkudm5smAlVx0DpZDnIsQ2ZHh2/view?usp=sharing
07/20/2022
Letter Supporting the Save Our Sequoias Act
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18iXykewyBt_4vdLqSwmrM-E5oXJICZNe/view?usp=sharing
06/28/2022
Letter Opposing Section 439 of the FY 2023 DOI Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
http://[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tEAn3GAOSR2yLaK_D8ktZBMNx2-kQ_uX/view?usp=sharing
05/18/2022
Letter Supporting the American System of Conservation Funding
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1klXvatuEhVvVCbuKQ_sfXkCrP1g8kfd4/view?usp=sharing
05/03/2022
Letter Encouraging the USFS to Prioritize the Conservation of Migration Corridors
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rQpev8UDeBrWqqtJLcfSXActs-Wh1Uod/view?usp=sharing
04/28/2022
Letter Regarding MAPland Act Urging Full Funding
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ph4YMIH9q0G1YBiK7BUXDfZCorXxFQaA/view?usp=sharing
03/28/2022
Letter Urging Exploration of Hunting and Fishing FET Slippage
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gKa0AImduCi_WJQN6Jb3_0xE4VV5fNDX/view?usp=sharing
03/21/2022
Letter to Secretary Haaland Regarding the February 2022 Gray Wolf Court Decision
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V8356KdUAyqFq8NUC2aVk-V799OtHcsB/view?usp=sharing
03/11/2022
Letter Requesting Rejection of CBD v US Fish and Wildlife Service Settlement
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18vC5hBut9WCuzqKADDqvGViiXiM2v_bW/view?usp=sharing
03/07/2022
Letter Supporting Renewal of Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BNYrImN_b_P4kq3j28VJZ4t2oYFDZKIY/view?usp=sharing
03/02/2022
Letter in Support for implementation of the landmark Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsQbpChcgBqINiLtJ2jAobU-jCbNG2Bw/view?usp=sharing
02/23/2022
Letter to the BLM in Support for Wild Horse and Burro Management Actions
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TPT6j0Gl5oOgi8g_CuU9-huZqFuoBTqu/view?usp=sharing
01/21/2022
Letter in Support of H.R. 5608 -- the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nQHGTujQN2wmCpCjAzPTSvZewcV0rlsL/view?usp=sharing
01/18/2022
Letter in Support of Recovering America's Wildlife Act in the House
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17TOk4Cbd8as-9pmltNgKnllQYSROMIYF/view?usp=sharing
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Contact

AWCP ORGANIZATIONS

AWCP is a coalition of 50 organizations that represent the interests of America’s millions of hunter-conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists.

2023 Chair – Dan Wrinn

Ducks Unlimited

 

2023 Vice-Chair – Taylor Schmitz

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation

TERMS EXPIRE 2023

Kevin Hurley, Wild Sheep Foundation

Collin O'Mara, National Wildlife Federation

Torin Miller, National Deer Association

Evan Heusinkvled, Sportsmen’s Alliance

 

TERMS EXPIRE 2024

John Devney, Delta Waterfowl

Dan Forster, Archery Trade Association

Jim Inglis, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Kurt Thiede, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

TERMS EXPIRE 2025

Ryan Bronson, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Ben Cassidy, Safari Club International

William Kelleher, The Conservation Fund

Caroline Murphy, The Wildlife Society

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (PRECEDING CHAIRS)

Joel Pedersen, National Wild Turkey Federation

Len Vallender, Camp Fire Club of America

Tom Franklin, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (retired)

Jen Mock Schaeffer, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Blake Henning, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Tony Schoonen, Boone and Crockett Club

AWCP STEERING COMMITTEE

Current AWCP Organizations

American Woodcock Society | Archery Trade Association | Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies | Backcountry Hunters & Anglers | Bear Trust International | Boone and Crockett Club | California Waterfowl Association | Camp Fire Club of America | Catch A Dream Foundation | Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation | Conservation Force | Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports | Dallas Safari Club | Delta Waterfowl Foundation | Ducks Unlimited | Houston Safari Club | International Hunter Education Association - USA | Izaak Walton League of America | Masters of Foxhounds Association | Mule Deer Foundation | National Association of Forest Service Retirees | National Bobwhite & Grassland Initiative | National Deer Association | National Rifle Association | National Shooting Sports Foundation | National Trappers Association | National Wild Turkey Federation | National Wildlife Federation | National Wildlife Refuge Association | North American Falconers Association |  North American Grouse Partnership | Orion – The Hunter’s Institute | Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever | Pope and Young Club | Professional Outfitters and Guides of America | Public Lands Foundation | Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation | Ruffed Grouse Society | Safari Club International | Shikar Safari Club | Sportsmen’s Alliance | Texas Wildlife Association | The Conservation Fund | The Wildlife Society | Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership | Tread Lightly! | Whitetails Unlimited | Wild Sheep Foundation | Wildlife Forever | Wildlife Management Institute | Wildlife Mississippi
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