Conservation News – The ACE Act
The America’s Conservation Enhancement Act was recently passed by the House and is on its way to the president’s desk.
What does this mean for bowhunters?
It establishes a chronic wasting disease task force. It also authorizes funding for an interstate CWD action plan and much-needed research into CWD transmission. This is a huge win to fight the spread and gain a better understanding of the disease. Learn more about chronic wasting disease by clicking here.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is reauthorized under the ACE Act, which helps raise money for wildlife habitat. It also reauthorizes the North American Wetlands Conservation Act with $60 million a year for the next five years. That money is used for wetlands conservation and has conserved more than 30 million acres. The ACE Act will also impacts the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake bay, which will receive much-needed support for habitat restoration.
Fish, ducks and deer won’t be the only beneficiaries of the ACE Act. It also creates jobs and enhances recreational activities like hunting and fishing.