National Poll Shows Hunters & Anglers Support Conservation
Our partners at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership recently released results from a nationwide survey of hunters and anglers on key conservation issues. The results show that sportsmen and women care deeply about habitat quality and public lands, and on a bipartisan basis – a perspective that hopefully will inform the Trump Administration and decision-makers in Congress as they take up issues affecting water quality, public lands, and conservation funding.
A few of the key findings in the survey include:
- Four in five sportsmen support Clean Water Act protection for small headwater streams and wetlands – at a time when EPA is looking at whether to keep such waterways under the Act’s protection
- 77% of Republican sportsmen and 80% of Democratic sportsmen support keeping the number and size of National Monuments that have protected lands for hunting and fishing – making sportsmen a key voice as the Interior Department reviews those monument designation
- 80% of Republican sportsmen and 77% of Democractic sportsmen want to see fees from offshore drilling used for conservation and access to public lands
You can click below to visit TRCP’s interactive page with details from the survey, including downloadable PDF summaries on different survey topics.
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