The Federation Report
December 29, 2017

In This Issue
From Our Blog:

Recovering America's Wildlife

Recovering America's Wildlife Act was introduced in the U.S. Congress to support fish and wildlife across America. (photo: Brandon Butler)
Recovering America's Wildlife Act was introduced in the U.S. Congress as House Resolution 4647 (H.R. 4647). Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced this bipartisan legislation. The Act would dedicate $1.3 billion annually to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve fish and wildlife. The funds would come from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters. 
"This is a very important and creative legislative initiative to enhance wildlife ecosystems across our nation through constructive partnerships in states," stated Representative Fortenberry in a release from the Association of Fish and  Wildlife Agencies.

Save the Date
CFM Annual Convention

Mark your calendar and plan to attend 
 CFM's Annual Convention which will be held
 March 9-11, 2018 at Capitol Plaza Hotel 
in Jefferson City. Look for more details 
 to come soon.

NWF Ranger Rick 
Magazines for Kids

Support the Conservation Federation of Missouri by subscribing to the Ranger Rick Family of magazines. Give your young adventurer the perfect reading material for bedtime reading. There are issues available for 
ages 0 to 4, ages 4 to 7, and ages 7 to 12.  

Learn more at

Year End Giving

Please help us to protect Missouri's outdoors with your end of the year donation. Donate $100 or more and receive Matt Miles' Missouri Wild and Wonderful

From bluebirds and black bears to copperheads and white-tailed deer: from tall-grass prairies and vistas atop the Ozark Plateau to lowland swamps and the depths of clear streams - Missouri Wild and Wonderful displays the work of award-winning wildlife photographer Matt Miles. 

To donate to CFM today, visit  or contact CFM at 573-634-2322. 

Conservation Achievement Awards
Deadline December 31

Missouri Conservation Achievement Awards   

Last chance! Do you know someone who is doing great things for conservation in Missouri? Nominate them for a Missouri Conservation Achievement Award. 

Nominations are being accepted for the Missouri Conservation Achievement Awards. Each year CFM recognizes individuals and organizations in Missouri for their outstanding achievements in conservation. We wish to acknowledge personal efforts and award each recipient for actions that have led to significant conservation success during the calendar year. 

Click HERE to learn more about how you can nominate someone today. Please choose only one category per nomination. 

Conservation Federation Podcast
Episode 12: Mike Powell

Learn about land trusts in the latest Conservation Federation podcast. Mike Powell of Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri explains conservation easements and more. 

Conservation Federation  is available on iTunes or on the CFM website. You can subscribe to the podcast to be sure you won't miss a single episode.