THE SHORT VERSION
A senate version of the historic Recovering America’s Wildlife Act was just introduced in the U.S. Senate and Indiana Senator Todd Young plays an important role in advancing the legislation. We need your help reaching him with this specific message:
“Senator Young, please join your colleagues Senators Martin Heinrich and Roy Blunt in cosponsoring the transformative, common-sense bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 2372) and supporting its inclusion in the bipartisan infrastructure package currently being negotiated.”
THE LONG VERSION
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, just introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 2372), will catalyze collaborative, on-the-ground habitat restoration projects, help with species reintroductions, tackle disease, and boost other much needed conservation efforts to match the magnitude of the wildlife crisis.
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will help conserve our nation’s fish and wildlife by dedicating $1.3 billion for state-level conservation and $97.5 million to Tribal Nations to recover and sustain healthy fish and wildlife populations. The funding will be used to implement on-the-ground conservation efforts such as conserving and restoring habitats, fighting invasive species, reintroducing native species and tackling emerging diseases for more than 12,000 species. These state-identified Species of Greatest Conservation Need are outlined in the congressionally mandated State Wildlife Action Plans to inform their conservation actions in each state. The additional funding to Tribal Nations will allow for the expansion of conservation efforts on their lands, which provide vital habitat for hundreds of fish and wildlife species, including more than 500 species listed as threatened or endangered. Dedicated and robust funding is essential to recovering species already listed as threatened or endangered and to preventing additional species from needing “emergency room” measures through the Endangered Species Act.
Indiana Senator Todd Young plays an important committee role and we need your help in reaching him with the following message:
- Senator, please join your colleagues Senators Martin Heinrich and Roy Blunt in cosponsoring the transformative, common-sense bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 2372) and supporting its inclusion in the bipartisan infrastructure package currently being negotiated.
- This bill will create jobs restoring natural infrastructure and enhancing wildlife habitat in every state in the country. A bipartisan, comprehensive infrastructure package should ensure our wildlife survives for future generations, and this bill is the silver bullet to make sure that happens.
- Indiana DNR lists over 150 species of plants and wildlife species in our state that are threatened or endangered. This bill could add over $14 million to Indiana’s fish and wildlife recovery programs.
- This bill will help recover wildlife across the country by investing in habitat restoration that will also restore wetlands, forests and prairies to help reduce flooding, improve drinking water, and reduce carbon.
- This complementary funding for fish and wildlife restoration and conservation will create jobs and drive efficiency and responsiveness when executing the many gray and green projects that will result from a comprehensive surface transportation and infrastructure package.