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HAF Applauds NOAA for New Partnership with Leading Recreational Fishing Organizations

WASHINGTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA Fisheries recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the American Sportfishing Association, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation to improve communication and engag

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Community Roundtable Celebrates Public Lands, Explores Impact of Federal Legislation on CA

REDLANDS – Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Senate’s public lands bill, which creates one of the largest wilderness expansions in a decade including additions to Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the San Bernardino National Forest, as well as the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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HAF Applauds House for Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF, Saving One of America’s Most Effective Conservation Programs

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House passed Senate Bill 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, protecting millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country, establishing four new national monuments and permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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HAF Urges House to Pass Senate’s Natural Resource Management Act, Includes Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the decade’s largest public lands package, which protects millions of acres of land and hundreds of miles of wild rivers across the country, as well as establishes four new national monuments and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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HAF Applauds Senate for Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF, Urges House to Pass Senate’s Lands Package

WASHINGTON – In response to the Senate’s passage of its Lands Package, which includes the permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement:

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Hispanic Access Foundation Statement on Nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON – Maite Arce, President and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement in response to the nomination of David Bernhardt as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior:

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Latinos Show Strong Support for Public Lands and Water Protections, Oppose “Energy Dominance” Agenda in 9th Annual Conservation in the West Poll

Poll finds overwhelming support for LWCF, concerns around water issues and the increasingly visible impact of climate change, optimism for outdoor recreation economies

With Federal Deadline Days Away, HAF Calls on Arizona Lawmakers to Approve the Drought Contingency Plan

WASHINGTON – In October 2018, after years of fitful effort, state agencies and water providers agreed on a draft Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) — an agreement between California, Arizona and Nevada in the Lower Basin, and Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming in the Upper Basin — to reduce each state’s river use as a way to deal with shortages in the water supply provided by the Colorado River

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