Senators Reintroduce Bill to Help States and Tribes Conserve Most Critically Imperiled Wildlife Species

The “Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2023” would amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make more than $1.5 billion available for management and recovery of the most vulnerable, rather than the most charismatic, fish and wildlife species as determined by state fish and wildlife agencies. The bill, which first was introduced in 2021, is supported by more than 60 Tribes and 1,500 organizations representing state fish and wildlife agencies, sportsmen and women, conservation groups, and industry associations and businesses. It was reintroduced by Senators Martin Heinrich and Thom Tillis and has not yet been assigned a bill number or referred to a committee.