Policy Resolutions

Wildlife-Responsible Solar Energy Development

Resolution 2023-08 WHEREAS, the impacts of climate change are serious and are escalating for wildlife, communities, and the economy; and WHEREAS, solar renewable energy is a technologically and economically feasible solution and becoming a rapidly increasing part of our energy mix; and WHEREAS, despite some positive steps by certain states, tribes, territories, regions, cities, and localities, cur ...[Read More]

Protecting, Defending and Enhancing Revenue for Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration

Resolution 2023-07 WHEREAS, the NWF Mission envisions “Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world,” and WHEREAS, in 1937, Congress passed legislation entitled the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson Act), which was the model for the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Dingell-Johnson Act) passed in 1950 and amended by the Wallop-Breaux ...[Read More]

Principles for Partnering with Tribes and Indigenous Communities

Resolution 2023-06 WHEREAS, for generations, federally-recognized, sovereign Tribes (“Tribes”) and Indigenous communities have wisely stewarded natural resources through their knowledges, cultures, and practices; and WHEREAS, Tribes have authority to manage wildlife and natural resources on lands within their jurisdiction and have shared opportunities for management on ancestral lands; and WHEREAS ...[Read More]

Offshore Wind Power for America

Resolution 2023-05 WHEREAS, climate change is an existential threat to the nation’s wildlife, ecosystems, and people; and WHEREAS, carbon pollution from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, heat our homes, and power our transportation system is the primary contributor to climate change; and WHEREAS, the United States contributes disproportionately to global fossil fuel emissions; and WHER ...[Read More]

Designate the Pacific Remote Islands a National Marine Sanctuary

Resolution 2023-04 WHEREAS, the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRI), designated in 2009, currently encompasses nearly 490,350 square miles and is already one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world; and WHEREAS, proposed Marine Sanctuary designation would encompass the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and extend to the full limit of the Exclu ...[Read More]

Capacity Building for Successful Biological Control of Invasive Insects and Weeds by Natural Enemies

Resolution 2023-03 WHEREAS, growing trade and travel between nations has increased the number of non-native plants, insects and other species arriving upon new lands without their natural enemies, such as predators, parasites and fungal pathogens that keep them in check on in their natural ranges; and WHEREAS, biologists travel to explore these ranges for strictly specific natural enemies of the t ...[Read More]

Applying Resource Conservation Principles to Climate Change Mitigation Policy and Action

Number 2023-02 WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation has a rich history of commitments to natural resource conservation beginning with the first “Purpose of the NWF” in its 1936 Articles of Incorporation and the nearly 300 NWF Policy Resolutions citing resource conservation, including Resolution No. 1995-01 which called upon NWF to support energy conservation and energy efficiency as met ...[Read More]

Actualizing Environmental Justice in Conservation

Number 2023-01 WHEREAS, wildlife and people both need healthy environments to thrive; and WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation recognized the intersecting impacts of race, economic status, and environmental justice in its policy resolution titled “Pollution, Race, and Economic Status” in April of 1990 and continues its journey in addressing the importance of conservation and environmental jus ...[Read More]

Deforestation-Free Commodities, Climate Safety, and International Environmental Equity

Number 2022-03 WHEREAS, past resolutions since 1989 have committed NWF to strong United States actions to promote international safeguards for wildlife, the environment, climate action, and equity and climate safety; and WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation’s international team has been recognized as leaders of international conservation efforts, including serving as the Chair of internationa ...[Read More]

Access to Hunting and Fishing Regulations in Spanish and Other Languages

Number 2022-02 WHEREAS, hunting and fishing are activities enjoyed by many individuals, and among families and friends across the United States; and WHEREAS, the United States is composed of a multicultural and multi linguistic populace, with at least 21.6% of the population speaking a language other than English at home, such as Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic, French, and Korean; a ...[Read More]