In Episode 75 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses some good conservation news—meant to combat coronavirus news. The five items were: 

1) Department of Interior announced sportsmen and women pumped back nearly $1B into conservation funding last year https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/sportsmen-and-sportswomen-generate-nearly-1-billion-conservation-funding

2) NPS https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/national-park-service-to-temporarily-suspend-park-entrance-fees.htm & USFWS https://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=u.s.-fish-and-wildlife-service-temporarily-suspends-entrance-fees-at–&_ID=36534 entry fees waived

3) Peak Bloom happened March 20th and made the BloomCam live: https://nationalmall.org/bloomcam

4) Three good conservation bills passed in Virginia: menhaden management moved from General Assembly to VMRC; stiffer penalties for wildlife violations during hunting, fishing, and trapping; AND elk tag is coming: http://congressionalsportsmen.org/the-media-room/news/virginia-pro-sportsmens-bills-signed-into-law

5) GoWild doing an incredible initiative to keep conservation funding flowing: https://timetogowild.com/blogs/news/gowild-offering-250k-in-free-advertising-to-state-fish-wildlife-agencies-to-promote-the-sale-of-hunting-fishing-licenses

Author

  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com