19. - Integrate conservation and hunting opportunities into the next Transportation Bill
Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 19
Opportunities might include one or more of the following:
- Establish a Federal Open Trails public land access program with federal, state, private, tribal, conservation organizations, and landowner partners. The initiative would be focused on the restoration and enhancement of existing and legal public access roads that would be restored on a prioritized basis according to extent of use for fishing and hunting access and other wildlife-dependent recreational activities.
- Create a fund to assess current practices and develop recommendations for wildlife friendly construction project design and seek opportunities to utilize construction equipment for conservation projects on adjacent lands, e.g., creation of wildlife passages, and wildlife-safe fencing.