ORR Statement on USFWS’s Record $1.5B Announcement

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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcing a record $1.5 billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program. The program supports outdoor infrastructure, land and water conservation, habitat restoration and more in every state.

“Over the past two years we saw record outdoor participation and sales of outdoor products – from RVs, bikes and boats to hunting and angling gear and equipment and more. More outdoor activities directly correlates with increased funding for land and water conservation, outdoor infrastructure and habitat improvement thanks to important programs like Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR),” said Jessica Turner, President of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable. “ORR applauds this Department of the Interior announcement of the highest amounts of conservation dollars ever going to the states ($1.5 billion), the long success of this program and the fact it provides for sustainable outdoor opportunities for every American.”

Read the announcement here.