Our knowledge and understanding of climate change and its causes and effects on the natural world continue to evolve. There is now clear consensus within the scientific community that climate change is real, change is occurring at rates that exceed those of history, and human-caused carbon emissions into the atmosphere are contributing to this accelerated rate of global climate change.
It is the policy of Fly Fishers International to advocate scientifically sound public policies, management practices and educational efforts to minimize and mitigate accelerated rates of climate changes caused by human activities. Most important to these efforts are the positive steps that are possible and must be taken to move our nation and encourage other nations toward a more carbon-free energy economy.
- 04/29/2022 – Letter to USDOT – Response to “Request for Information” providing recommendations regarding investments and use of nature-based solutions that include conservation of natural landscapes to upgrade the Nation’s transportation infrastructure and provide solution to flooding and storm damages. Recommendations include conserving and protecting natural landscapes such as flood plains, wetlands, forests and grasslands as much more climate resilient, cost-effective and achievable solutions to infrastructure needs.
- 04/01/2022 – U.S. Senate and House Leadership – Formal recommendations regarding conservation of coastal and ocean ecosystems as fish and wildlife habitat, further solution to carbon sequestration, accelerated effects of ocean acidification and the importance of these actions to a vast outdoor recreation economy.
- 7/7/20 - Climate Change - Signed on to TRCP Climate Change statement going to Congress. Exact date upon which the letter is to be sent is yet to be determined.