New Policy Resource: Policy Brief Series

Members of The Wildlife Society (TWS) can now readily access information regarding conservation legislation through our new Policy Brief Series, a valuable resource on federal policies and programs.

As part of this series, we will provide an overview of critical federal programs or policies. Each policy brief will outline key provisions in a particular policy and discuss its current status including recent appropriations and ongoing debates to alter the legislation. In addition, each policy brief will explain how the federal policy impacts the work of wildlife professionals.

The following policy briefs are currently available for download:

  • Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson Act)
  • Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (Duck Stamp Act)
  • Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act
  • State Wildlife Grants program

Our policy brief series will serve as a resource for TWS members advocating for federal programs with their legislators. In addition to giving members a working knowledge on the program, each policy brief includes success stories that can be used to highlight the program, such as the use of Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (Duck Stamp) revenue to purchase wetland habitats. Members are also encouraged to use the briefs as educational tools for students, prospective members, and legislators.

We’re current working on additional policy briefs on both American and Canadian conservation policy. Stay tuned for future releases.

The complete Policy Brief Series, along with other policy resources, can be accessed at


Header Image: Image Credit: Ryan Hagerty, USFWS