Federation Also Welcomes New Alaska Affiliate, Recognizes Conservationists, Elects New Board Leadership
ST. LOUIS – The National Wildlife Federation called for climate-smart infrastructure investments that will set the United States on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The resolution was one of eight the National Wildlife Federation’s affiliates approved at the recently concluded 83rd Annual Meeting.
The Federation’s Board of Directors also voted to welcome the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council as its newest and 52nd affiliate.
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted conservation organization. Its 52 affiliates lead critical wildlife conservation efforts in their states and territories and pass policy resolutions each year that guide the National Wildlife Federation’s work.
The resolution to advance climate-smart infrastructure investments reaffirms the Federation’s commitment to advance climate solutions for communities, jobs and wildlife that enable people and species to thrive. In the face of the global climate crisis, infrastructure policy is a near-term opportunity for bipartisan collaboration on investments in the low-carbon technologies and natural infrastructure that can provide a substantial down-payment on our climate goals.
Affiliates also approved resolutions:
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Joins National Wildlife Federation
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council joined the National Wildlife Federation today as the organization’s Alaska affiliate, following a unanimous vote of the Federation’s Board of Directors. The Juneau-based conservation organization, founded in 1970 and dedicated to protecting Alaska’s wildlife and natural resources, is the National Wildlife Federation’s 52nd state and territorial affiliate.
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is the leading voice for environmental conservation in Southeast Alaska, using creative grassroots organizing, water quality science, tenacious policy advocacy and legal action to protect the Last Frontier’s rainforests and pristine waters, including the region’s critical wild salmon runs and wildlife habitat.
Conservation Achievement Awards
The National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Awards began in 1966. Since then, the National Wildlife Federation has celebrated individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting wildlife through education, advocacy, communication and on-the-ground conservation.
This year’s awardees were:
National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors
Bill Houston took over as Board of Directors Chair from Kathleen Hadley, and affiliates elected:
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