NWF Applauds Reauthorization of Wildlife Refuge Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — A bill signed by President Trump reauthorizes a volunteer program that provides essential support for keeping our national wildlife refuges open and accessible to the public and ensuring they remain vital habitat for our country’s wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation said today.

The president on Monday signed the “Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act,” which was sponsored by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Rob Wittman of Virginia and Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming and Tom Carper of Delaware.

Mike Leahy, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager of public lands and sportsmen policy, said:

“Throughout the country, wildlife refuges provide a serene environment to hunt, fish and enjoy the great outdoors. By lending their support and expertise, these refuge volunteers are pitching in and helping keep these refuges maintained and operational. The National Wildlife Federation thanks Congress and President Trump for coming together and showing overwhelming bipartisan support for our National Wildlife Refuge System and helping ensure that refuges across the country remain havens for wildlife and all Americans.”

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