Highway Bill Introduced in Senate Saves Wildlife
The Boone and Crockett Club praised the introduction of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and improve many of the nation’s surface transportation programs.
“We applaud the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for their bipartisan effort to write a surface transportation bill that provides numerous benefits to wildlife,” said Timothy C Brady, president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “This legislation is the first step to improving migration corridors and reducing the number of vehicle collisions with wildlife.”
America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 includes a number of priorities that the Boone and Crockett Club advocated for including:
Funding to improve wildlife crossings on major highways;
Funding to research new technologies and approaches that have the highest likelihood of reducing vehicle collisions with wildlife;
Extension of a program that provides mandatory funding to repair Forest Service roads.
It is the mission of the Boone and Crockett Club to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game, and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship in North America.