The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a record $1.5-billion in annual funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program this year to support state and local outdoor recreational opportunities, and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts.
The program contains two funding sources: the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which was reauthorized as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Wildlife Restoration Program. The program, also known as Pittman-Robertson Dingell-Johnson/Wallop-Breaux, apportions excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment, and boat fuel to all 50 states and US territories.
The core value of all these elements is fostering cooperative partnerships between federal and state agencies, working alongside hunters, anglers, and other outdoor interests, to enhance recreational opportunities while advancing sustainable resource goals. About $25-million from the program is allocated for wildlife and sport fishing in Wyoming.