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Stewards of the conservation legacy 

By Chris Horton

On Capitol Hill
House Votes to Advance Priority Fisheries Conservation Bills
On December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act (H.R. 729). This package of bills contains two priority... Read More > >

Senate Confirms U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director
On December 12, the U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. Aurelia Skipwith to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a bipartisan vote. Read More > >

USDA Holds Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-Up for First Time Since 2016
On December 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which has been recognized as the largest private lands... Read More > >

In the States
Missouri: US Forest Service to Close Mark Twain National Forest to Swine Hunting
Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator
On December 7, the United States Forest Service (USFS) announced a decision to close feral swine hunting on the Mark Twain National Forest. Originally proposed as a complete closure... Read More > >

New Mexico:  Land Commissioner Closes Hunting and Trapping on State Trust Land Parcel Near Albuquerque
By: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On November 27, New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard withdrew over 200 acres of Rio Grande bosque State Trust Land from an agreement with New Mexico... Read More > >

Virginia: CSF Participates in Agency Advisory Group Meeting  
Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant Director
On November 11, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' (DGIF) Agency Advisory Group (AAG) convened in Richmond to discuss wildlife conservation issues in the Commonwealth. Read More > >

CSF News
Anglers for the Bahamas 
On behalf of CSF's partnership with Bass Pro Shops, we are proud to support their efforts in uniting the fishing community to help provide relief for the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian during the holiday season.
Please join us, and other anglers, by donating to  Convoy of Hope, an international humanitarian relief organization. To make a direct donation or learn more about this effort, please visit  www.anglersforthebahamas.org .  
Together, we're FISHIN' FOR A MISSION.

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Seeking Outreach Assistant and Southeastern States Coordinator
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is looking to fill two full-time positions, Outreach Assistant and Southeastern States Coordinator, in the Washington, DC office.

Working with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.

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