The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, 50 Stat.
917 as amended; 16 U.S.C.
669-669k, now known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, was enacted on September 2, 1937, and began functioning July 1, 193 8. The purpose of this Act has been to provide funding for
the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects.
The Act was amended on October 23, 1970, to include funding for hunter safety programs and the development or the operation and maintenance of firearm and archery ranges.
The Act was also amended on May 10, 2019 with the passage of the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act, Pub.
116-17 (16 U.S.C.
669) to facilitate acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing public target ranges, including ranges on Federal land (See Attachment A for more information.) Additional information about the Wildlife Restoration Grant Program (WR) is available on our website here:
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.
WSFR¿s mission is to work through partnerships to conserve and manage fish and wildlife and their habitats for the use and enjoyment of current and future generations.
WSFR¿s vision is of healthy, diverse, and accessible fish and wildlife populations that offer recreation, economic activity, and other societal benefits, in addition to sustainable ecological functions.
WSFR¿s guiding principle is that society benefits from conservation-based management of fish and wildlife and their habitats and opportunities to use and enjoy them.
WR aligns with WSFR¿s mission, vision, and guiding principle, and supports three of the Department of the Interior¿s priorities including:
1) Creating a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt; 2) Utilizing our natural resources; and 3) Restoring trust with our local communities.