Audubon’s 2023 Fowl Price range: Federal Funding Priorities to Carry Birds Again


Birds are telling us that we should do extra to put money into their future. Federal funding is essential to bringing birds again from a decline of three billion birds since 1970, by investing in local weather options, conserving pure assets, constructing resilient communities, and defending birds. As Congress considers the FY23 price range proposal from President Biden, Audubon urges elevated funding for federal companies and applications that can scale back carbon emissions, preserve our lands and waters, and restore chicken populations. 

The Infrastructure Funding and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into regulation in 2021, made historic five-year investments in lots of conservation areas. Congress should construct upon this success by making certain that annual appropriations for conservation applications proceed to extend, with a purpose to rebuild employees and operations from 4 years of price range cuts. The IIJA funding needs to be thought of a down fee to start rebuilding our chicken populations; however annual investments by the appropriations course of are nonetheless vital.  

Because the local weather disaster continues to impression communities all through the nation, Congress should seize this chance to handle the a number of, ongoing challenges we face – prolonged drought and wildfire within the west, billion-dollar storm occasions ravaging coastal communities, the poisonous unfold of invasive species, and unfavourable impacts to human well being associated to systemic underinvestment. Federal {dollars} ought to put deprived communities first; making certain federal funding helps those that want it most and repairing historic underinvestment. 

Audubon helps the next investments within the FY23 appropriations payments: 


  • $725 million for Everglades restoration efforts and $15 million for Everglades operations and upkeep throughout the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers  
  • $55 million for the Higher Mississippi River Restoration program throughout the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers 
  • $20 million for WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Administration Program throughout the Bureau of Reclamation 
  • $15 million for aquatic ecosystem restoration program throughout the Bureau of Reclamation 
  • $535 million for the EERE Photo voltaic Program throughout the Division of Power 
  • $345 million for the EERE Wind Program throughout the Division of Power 
  • $100 million for Workplace of Electrical energy: Power Storage throughout the Division of Power 
  • $750 million for ARPA-E throughout the Division of Power 
  • Full funding and staffing of Renewable Power Coordination Places of work (RECOs), that are important to realizing our renewable vitality and conservation objectives. 
  • $74 million for Higher Sage-Grouse Conservation 
  • We strongly urge Congress to exclude the Higher Sage-Grouse rider, which prohibits the DOI from utilizing any funds to make choices concerning the itemizing of the better sage-grouse as threatened or endangered. 
  • $7.9 million for NMBCA 
  • $712 million for the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System Refuge Operations and Upkeep 
  • $60 million for NAWCA 
  • $90 million for State and Tribal Wildlife Grants 
  • $74.3 million for Migratory Fowl Administration 
  • $19.9 million for Migratory Fowl Joint Ventures 
  • $5 million for the Saline Lakes Built-in Water Availability Evaluation at USGS 
  • $15 million for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program 
  • $15.4 million for USFS Worldwide Packages 
  • $74.5 million for USGS Species Administration Analysis


Environmental Safety Company 

  • Full funding for the EPA Geographic Packages, together with: 
  • $400 million for the Nice Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) 
  • $1 million for the Chesapeake Bay program 
  • $50 million for the Puget Sound program 
  • $50 million for the Nationwide Estuary Program 
  • $10 billion for the Clear Water SRF 
  • $10 billion for the Ingesting Water SRF 

Commerce, Justice, and Science 

  • $50.45 million for CZM and Companies 
  • Together with $10 million for Regional Ocean Partnerships 
  • $132 million for Coastal Administration Grants 
  • $60 million for the Nationwide Oceans and Coastal Safety Fund 
  • $140 million for the Nationwide Sea Grant School Program  
  • $42 million for the NERR System  
  • The NERR program needs to be funded at $32 million for NERR system operations and $10 million for NERR System procurement, acquisition, and building. 
  • $84.5 million for Sanctuaries and Marine Protected Areas 
  • $78.2 million for NASA Utilized Sciences  

State and Overseas Operations 

  • $150.2 million for the GEF and $41.5 million for the InterAmerican Basis 
  • $1.5 million for Migratory Birds 



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