Legislative & Administrative Priorities for the 117th Congress
“Time and again, our leaders have shown that
conservation can not only bridge the partisan divide,
but also put Americans back to work and safeguard
wildlife and our way of life for future generations.”
- Collin O’Mara,
President & CEO, National Wildlife Federation
As America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization, the National Wildlife Federation and our 53 state and territorial affiliates work every day to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world. For more than eight decades, the National Wildlife Federation has endeavored to find bipartisan, collaborative, and science-based solutions to conserve our wildlife and cherished lands, waters, and forests for future generations.
From this mission, the National Wildlife Federation created a Strategic Plan with these commitments:
• Protect, Restore, and Connect Wildlife Habitat
• Transform Wildlife Conservation
• Connect Americans with Wildlife
Using these guiding principles, the National Wildlife Federation developed the following 2021-2022 National Policy Agenda to lay out opportunities for the 117th Congress and the Administration to unite the nation around measures that put Americans back to work building a stronger, more resilient, and more equitable future for wildlife and people.
This work is more important than ever, as America confronts multiple ongoing and intersecting challenges—from the climate and biodiversity crises to the economic and public health issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We don’t have a moment to waste.
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.