Bipartisan wildlife proposal would enhance fish and wildlife, grow businesses in Texas

by | Jul 15, 2021 | Latest

During the pandemic, Texans headed back to nature in record numbers, with more people visiting state parks, hunting, fishing and boating than ever before.

A new congressional propos­al aims to tap into that explod­ing interest by investing more than $50 million per year in Texas for wildlife recovery and related public education and recreation, a move expected to boost the state’s already boom­ing nature-based economy into overdrive.

The bipartisan Recover­ing America’s Wildlife Act, H.R.2773, would provide $1.4 billion to state and tribal wild­life conservation initiatives to support at-risk wildlife popu­lations and their habitats. The funding would come from exist­ing revenues with no new taxes.

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