PFAS Impacts on Fish and Wildlife

Number 2020-05 WHEREAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been recognized as an environmental contaminant group with risks to humans, fish, and wildlife, ecosystem; and WHEREAS, PFASs have been manufactured and utilized in products ranging from fire-fighting foams to consumer products like Teflon cookware, household cleaning products and other fire-, grease-, stain-, and water-repell ...[Read More]

Protect Downstream Communities from British Columbia Mining Impacts on Transboundary Watersheds

Number 2020-06 WHEREAS, multiple transboundary rivers originating in British Columbia flow into Alaska, Washington, Idaho, and Montana through lands important to sovereign Indigenous peoples; and WHEREAS, pristine waters and intact habitats make protecting productive and healthy wild salmon and other species throughout these shared rivers a priority; and WHEREAS, commercial mining in British Colum ...[Read More]

Protect the Tongass National Forest

Number 2020-07 WHEREAS, the Tongass National Forest is the homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples who have been stewards of these lands since time immemorial; and WHEREAS, the economy of Southeast Alaska is dependent on fishing and tourism as two of its main economic drivers; tourism, fishing, and subsistence users in the Inside Passage and the communities throughout Southeast Alask ...[Read More]

Reducing Wildlife Mortality and Habitat Fragmentation Caused by Highway and Roads

Number 2020-08 WHEREAS, our national network of highways and roads is the largest single man-made feature on the American landscape and a primary cause of habitat fragmentation across the U.S.; and WHEREAS, the number of animals struck and killed by automobiles each year (i.e. roadkill) has increased dramatically in recent decades as road networks have expanded, as total miles traveled by cars and ...[Read More]

Restoring Marine Fish and Wildlife Populations

Number 2020-09 WHEREAS, numerous species in marine ecosystems in United States territorial waters are in decline, including fish, marine megafauna, shorebirds, sea birds and others; and WHEREAS, the declines in these species are directly linked to numerous and often overlapping threats, including loss of habitat and coastal development, climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, vessel traf ...[Read More]

Supporting the Formation of a Mississippi River Basin Fishery Commission

Number 2020-10 WHEREAS, the Mississippi River Basin is the fourth largest watershed in the world, and the largest watershed in North America, draining all or part of 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces. The watershed measures approximately 1.2 million square miles and covers 41% of the continental United States; and WHEREAS, the Mississippi River and its tributaries comprise one of the largest and ...[Read More]

Climate-Smart Infrastructure Policy for Communities, Jobs, and Wildlife

Number 2019-01 WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation previously adopted numerous resolutions supporting action by governments, corporations, and others to respond to the scientific consensus on the threat posed by human-induced global climate change, including domestic and international policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance scientific research, and promote public awareness; and ...[Read More]

Dicamba and 2,4-D

Number 2019-02 WHEREAS, The use of two highly volatile Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) herbicides, dicamba and 2,4-D, has increased dramatically in row crop agriculture in recent years, along with increased complaints about damages to specialty crops, trees, gardens and apiaries; and WHEREAS, these chemicals have a high propensity to volatilize after application and move off-site where they can cause ...[Read More]

The Full Duties of States as Trustee-Owners of Wildlife

Number 2019-03 WHEREAS, all people now living are responsible for restoring and sustaining biodiversity and fostering the ecological health and functioning of natural systems; and WHEREAS, by long-established law this responsibility within the United States is particularly borne by states, which acting in accordance with federal law hold sovereign title to or otherwise manage wildlife subject to b ...[Read More]

Promoting Ecologically Appropriate Prescribed Burn Programs on our Natural Areas

Number 2019-04 WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation has a history of supporting ecological prescribed fire as a critical land management tool; and WHEREAS, the occurrence of catastrophic fires has been at historic levels across the nation and the world in recent years, and is increasing annually; and WHEREAS, climate change has elevated the severity of wildfires due to increased vegetation gr ...[Read More]