Earth Day Event with New Hampshire Senator Shaheen: Fish and Wildlife in a Warming WorldNational Wildlife Federation is excited to announce that Senator Jeanne Shaheen will be joining us on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm at the New Hampshire Audubon Society for a roundtable event with sportsmen, scientists, wild life enthusiasts and supporters of action to combat climate change.
The Earth Day event is a great opportunity for New Hampshire residents to hear about what climate change means for our state and what we can do about it!
Learn About the Decline of Moose
Senator Shaheen will be joined for a discussion with NWF’s resident moose biologist, Eric Orff, to discuss impacts of a warming world on our fish and wildlife.
Mr. Orff has enjoyed a bit of celebrity of late, as he was featured on a PBS News Hour special on the dramatic decline of New Hampshire’s moose population. You can watch his clip, which includes a very moving and alarming explanation of what our moose are facing, here (Eric shows up about 5 minutes in).
Sportsmen and Women Share Climate Impacts
We’ll also be joined by many of our sportsmen and women, to discuss the implications of climate change to hunting and angling, and important New Hampshire traditions like ice fishing.The latest US Fish and Wildlife Service report on hunting and fishing shows an 11% increase in anglers and 9% increase in annual hunters, totaling 37 million sportsmen and women who contribute over $90 billion to the national economy annually.
This is great news – hunters and anglers are an influential political force, across the political spectrum. Sportsmen and women have proven to be a decisive bipartisan voice in many of the nation’s most important conservation victories.
Add Your Voice
Your voice will be key in securing strong action to combat climate change and conserve New Hampshire’s wild heritage. This event comes at a very exciting time, about six weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency is set to release first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants – our nation’s single largest source of these climate-change causing emissions.
We hope you’ll join us to discuss this and other important action to combat climate change with Senator Jeanne Shaheen!