Senator Stabenow Honored by Outdoor Life Magazine

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, was honored with the Open Country Award in the January 15th edition of Outdoor Life Magazine for being an ally of hunters and anglers in the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Outdoor Life is a national sportsmen's magazine that supports hunting and fishing in the U.S. She received the award today.

"Men and women who hunt and fish spend their time in the outdoors and know first-hand the critical importance of land and water conversation," said Stabenow. "As someone who grew up in Northern Michigan where hunting and fishing is part of our way of life, I am very appreciative of this recognition."

Outdoor Life's Open Country program honors those who are making a real difference in creating access to public lands for those who hunt, fish and trap. The Magazine noted that the Farm Bill authored by Stabenow "condensed 23 previous conservation programs into 13, saving taxpayers $6 billion while maintaining the majority of the key conservation programs we value."

Last week, Sen. Stabenow announced that over 100 projects will receive a historic $370 million through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a program created by the 2014 Farm Bill to encourage partnerships between agricultural and conservation groups to help conserve soil health, protect water quality, and restore wildlife habitat. Among these projects are five in Michigan, which will receive $40 million to invest in conservation.

Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill is our country's biggest investment in land and water conservation and has been called the most significant conservation legislation in generations.

Click here to read Outdoor Life's statement on honoring Sen. Stabenow.