Arizona law firm Hastings & Hastings is excited about a newly reported influx of conservation funds to help benefit Arizona's natural beauty.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that Arizona will receive nearly $26 million from a distribution of $1.1 billion generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sports Fish Restoration acts. This funding is intended to support fish and wildlife conservation efforts, as well as the maintenance and upkeep of outdoor recreation areas. The funding comes from taxes on shooting, hunting and fishing equipment. Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico also benefit from the generated funds.
"Arizona outdoor enthusiasts support conservation through the purchase of hunting and fishing equipment," Larry Voyles, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, said. "Thanks to our hunters and anglers, who continue to be the primary benefactors for wildlife conservation, the WSFR funds we receive will be used for the direct benefit of Arizona's wildlife."
Hastings & Hastings believes the state's unique beauty is important to the identity and character of the state, and therefore conservation is essential.
"I am so excited to hear that Arizona is receiving this influx of conservation funding," David Hastings, founder of Hastings & Hastings, said. "One of my favorite ways to spend a day is to be out enjoying Arizona's natural beauty. Whether it is hiking, fishing, camping, or just going for a drive, spending time outside in Arizona refreshing, invigorating and revitalizing."