Bill Would Authorize FWS to Restore Coastal Landscapes that Provide Habitat to Fish and Wildlife Under Federal Jurisdiction

Senate Bill 1381, the “Coastal Habitat Conservation Act of 2023,” would authorize the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to assess, protect, restore, and enhance important coastal landscapes that provide habitat to migratory birds, threatened or endangered species, interjurisdictional fish, and marine mammals over which FWS has management authority. It was introduced by Senator Ben Cardin and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.