The National Wildlife Federation's state and territorial affiliates are autonomous organizations whose primary purpose is the conservation, wise use and restoration of wildlife and other natural resources and the protection of human health and the environment. Affiliates operate at the grassroots level by working to educate, encourage and facilitate the conservation efforts of their distinct bases of members and supporters. Affiliation is a voluntary relationship between the state organization and the National Wildlife Federation, and there is only one the National Wildlife Federation affiliate per state. The National Wildlife Federation's nationwide network of 51 affiliates is also responsible for electing key members of the National Wildlife Federation's leadership and setting the National Wildlife Federation's conservation policy priorities through an annual resolution process.
Vanishing Paradise is a coalition of national, state and local businesses, organizations and individuals led by the National Wildlife Federation to advocate for the restoration of coastal Louisiana wetlands. Coastal Louisiana wetlands are vitally important to both wildlife and people. Over 10 million waterfowl winter on coastal Louisiana wetlands and support a $billion fishing industry. These important wetlands are being lost at an alarming rate (an area the size of a football field is lost every 30 minutes) and we have already lost 1,900 square miles. Reconnecting the Mississippi River to the wetlands can be done through sound policies and partnerships. We must support funding for large scale land building restoration projects and cooperation between federal and state agencies.
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development is a coalition of more than 500 businesses, organizations, and individuals dedicated to conserving irreplaceable habitats so future generations can hunt and fish on America's public lands. The coalition is led by the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited (TU) and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and has set its sights on reforming the laws, regulations, and policies that ensure balance and respect for the traditions of the West. We will fight to protect the rights of sportsmen to hunt and fish on public lands, now and for generations to come.
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