American System of Conservation Funding

Summary

Learn more about the integral and unique role sportsmen play as the backbone of conservation funding in the United States.

WSFR 75th Anniversary LogoFor the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs, CSF developed a policy brief, titled "To Share What Is Ours," to better explain the American System of Conservation Funding and how sportsmen and women contribute to conservation through this system. Learn more by downloading a copy of CSF's  "To Share What is Ours".

In addition to this brief, CSF in coordination with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is working with state legislators and governors to draft resolutions and proclamations commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs. Currently, 17 states have passed resolutions and 8 governors have signed proclamations to celebrate the unique "user-pays, public-benefits" system of the American System of Conservation Funding.

CSC Members Dingell and Young Create PSA on WSFR
In recognition of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program's 75th Anniversary, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) members Representatives Don Young (AK) and John Dingell (MI) created a public service announcement to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of WSFR and to thank sportsmen and women for their purchases that benefit game and non-game species and continue to enhance our country’s outdoor traditions and opportunities.

States with Passed Resolutions:

States with Signed Proclamations

Downloads

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American System of Conservation Funding Brief Download file
On November 28, 2012, Congressman John Dingell and Don Young wrote a Dear Colleague, asking for support of H. Res 801. in recognition of the WSFR programs 75th Anniversary. Download file

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