The Joy of Bird Feeding, by Jim Carpenter

North America is filled with an amazing diversity of feeder birds. From tiny hummingbirds, chickadees, and titmice to hefty cardinals, orioles, and woodpeckers, we all have the chance to experience the joy of feeding and watching dozens of common and uncommon types of birds wherever we live. How do we attract the birds we want to see? What are the best foods and feeders? What types of birds can we expect in our area and how do we tell them apart? And how do we stop those unwanted visitors from getting all the food and ruining our feeders? The Joy … Continue reading The Joy of Bird Feeding, by Jim Carpenter

House Votes to Eviscerate Rule Giving Sportsmen More Say on Public Land Use

News for Immediate Release February 7, 2017 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org House Votes to Eviscerate Rule Giving Sportsmen More Say on Public Land Use Representatives would revert BLM land-use planning back to an ineffective and outdated rule and prevent positive changes from being included in future revisions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Using an obscure legislative process, a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block the BLM’s new land-use planning rule, known as Planning 2.0, and roll back the additional opportunities the rule affords the public to voice concerns about land management decisions on 245 million acres. The … Continue reading House Votes to Eviscerate Rule Giving Sportsmen More Say on Public Land Use

Congress Fails Sportsmen in Final Hours

News for Immediate Release December 13, 2016 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org Congress Fails Sportsmen on Many Conservation Priorities in Final Hours Everglades restoration can begin, but provisions to improve fish habitat, wetlands health, and access to hunting and fishing get left behind again WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act awaits the president’s signature, the final step needed to authorize $1.9 billion in restoration projects to help reverse longstanding habitat and water quality issues in South Florida, while moving water south. This should be celebrated as a major win for anglers, guides, and other local … Continue reading Congress Fails Sportsmen in Final Hours

Take Action in Response to the Malheur Standoff Decision

Dear Gary, Many sportsmen and women were shocked and angry when they first learned that the seven armed outlaws who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 41 days earlier this year were acquitted of any wrongdoing. These radicals trashed public property and blocked public access to land that belongs to all of us, and they did it while brandishing weapons and talking tough.    As sportsmen and women who love and rely on public lands, we can’t sit around and accept this infuriating outcome as some part of an inevitable future. We need to make sure that this decision stands … Continue reading Take Action in Response to the Malheur Standoff Decision

The Roosevelt Report: The Next Four Years of Conservation

  November 10 Donate Featured News Welcome to the next four years of conservation in America After an election night upset, the Trump camp takes up the immediate task of assembling a new administration. Our work for fish and wildlife, as always, continues. Over the past several weeks, the TRCP staff has been crafting transition documents that outline all of our policy priorities for the next four years of conservation success, including a 100-day agenda and goals for one year and two years into the new administration. Here are our top three asks. From the Blog In a divided nation, … Continue reading The Roosevelt Report: The Next Four Years of Conservation

Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act with Boost for Fish Habitat 7-3-2016

News for Immediate Release September 15, 2016 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act with Boost for Fish Habitat Major water projects legislation authorizes Everglades restoration, using wetlands as infrastructure, and improving habitat connectivity WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA), which contains provisions to benefit fish and wildlife habitat and water quality in some of America’s most iconic places. The bipartisan bill would authorize more than $10 billion in water projects overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 18 states.Notably, the legislation authorizes $1.9 … Continue reading Senate Passes Water Resources Development Act with Boost for Fish Habitat 7-3-2016

Bass Pro Shops Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day 6-24-2016

NHFD set for September 24, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Bass Pro Shops is more than just a store that is a gateway to the great outdoors. The industry leader in conservation efforts is once again leading the way and partnering with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). Each year, hunting contributes more than $38.3 billion to the economy and supports more than 680,000 jobs. Bass Pro Shops continues its legacy as an organization ready to support sportsmen and women by its sponsorship of NHF Day. Hunting continues to rank as one of the safest outdoor activities in America, and an … Continue reading Bass Pro Shops Sponsors National Hunting & Fishing Day 6-24-2016

The Roosevelt Report 6-17-2016

August 11 Donate Featured News It’s time for Eastern sportsmen to join the fight against the Western land grab Image courtesy of Mattia Panicroli/Flickr. Hunters and anglers across the West have been rallying hard against state takeover of America’s public lands—east coasters can’t just kick back and let them do the work of protecting our public lands legacy. Here’s why this isn’t just a Western issue.   From The Blog Celebrating our national parks: Students trade spring break beaches for park service projects Image courtesy of Shannon Fagan. TThis spring, our policy intern volunteered with a group of other college … Continue reading The Roosevelt Report 6-17-2016

Recreational Angling Groups Call for Innovative New Approaches to Marine Fisheries Management v 6-10-2016

News for Immediate Release Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org Recreational Angling Groups Call for Innovative New Approaches to Marine Fisheries Management Coalition reveals the findings from a series of workshops on alternative solutions for federal fisheries ORLANDO, Fla. – Today at ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, recreational fishing and conservation group leaders revealed the preliminary findings from a series of collaborative workshops on alternative approaches to federal fisheries management. The same broad coalition behind the 2014 landmark report on recreational fisheries management worked closely with NOAA Fisheries, state game and fish managers, biologists, and researchers to identify ways to … Continue reading Recreational Angling Groups Call for Innovative New Approaches to Marine Fisheries Management v 6-10-2016

Benefits of Water Conservation Funding in Senate Spending Bill 5-17-2016

News for Immediate Release May 12, 2016 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org Water Conservation Funding in Senate Spending Bill Will Benefit Rivers and Fish Increased funding will go to proactive, collaborative projects that leave water in the river for fish and wildlife, with new aid available for drought-stressed areas WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate passed a bill that sets funding levels for energy and water development and includes increased investments in conservation that would benefit fish, wildlife, riparian habitat, and sportsmen, especially in drought-stricken states. In a victory for sportsmen, the bill did not include a rider to block the … Continue reading Benefits of Water Conservation Funding in Senate Spending Bill 5-17-2016