A nationwide survey of Americans last year showed that while people have an interest in nature and being outdoors, the time they spend doing outdoor activities — including traditional ones like hunting and fishing — is on the decline. In the March/April cover feature of The Wildlife Professional, “Back to Nature,” learn what state and federal agencies are doing to take advantage of the study’s recommendations to reconnect people with the outdoors and why even medical doctors are prescribing some “nature” to their patients.
The issue also features a special focus section on North American Grouse. The four contributed articles from members of The North American Grouse Partnership describe efforts to restore habitat used by the birds and the unique challenges faced by iconic grouse species.
An article from TWS’ government affairs team provides details of what it will take to get new legislation enacted that would fundamentally change conservation funding in the United State. Find out what TWS and our partners in The Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife are doing to help get the bill for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act passed and how you can get involved.
Finally, be sure to read the article on the 2018 TWS Annual Conference, which will held in Cleveland, Ohio, right on Lake Erie. TWS President John McDonald has chosen a fitting theme for the 25th anniversary celebration: Recognizing and Sustaining Conservation Success.
Watch for the issue in your mailbox soon!