Sen. Marshall Announces $55 Million for Conservation Projects in Kansas
(Washington, D.C., March 2, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. announced $55 million for regional conservation projects in Kansas. Funding will be used to support both regional conservation and outdoor recreation safety and educational opportunities.
“I grew up hunting and fishing with my father and have spent countless hours doing the same with my sons and grandsons,” said Senator Marshall. “I want to leave our world better than we found it and by improving habitats and our environment, we not only care for fish and wildlife but provide better outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone. These dollars are an important part of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks efforts to provide not only conservation efforts but help a new generation of Kansans learn to love the outdoors.”
A total of $1 billion is being allocated to state wildlife agencies through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). Through the Pittman–Robertson Act of 1937, the Dingell–Johnson Act of 1950, and the Wallop–Breaux Amendment of 1984, the WSFR program establishes a conservation partnership among state wildlife agencies, the outdoor industry and the Service. When hunters, anglers and boaters purchase equipment and fuel, the manufacturers, producers and importers of those goods pay into the Wildlife Restoration, Sport Fish Restoration and Boating trust funds. These funds are distributed by the Service to ensure wildlife agencies in all states, commonwealths and territories receive support.