Interior Received Nearly $1 Billion in Funding in 2019

Conservation funds primarily come from license renewals.

On Thursday, the Department of the Interior announced that 2019 had seen some of the largest governmental gains from excise taxes for conservation purposes. Nearly $1 billion was raised by outdoorsmen, hunters, and fishers, making up over 4% of the total amount of money spent by the Interior Department throughout its history. The majority of this funding came through license renewals. 

According to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, “Our conservation model is funded and supported by America’s hunters, shooters, anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts. These stewards of conservation generated nearly a billion dollars last year alone and make our country’s conservation legacy the envy of the world.” Alaska received the most funding for conservation efforts in 2019.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would use the Interior Department to be a good steward of God’s creation.
  • For Secretary Bernhardt to be used by God to effectively lead the Department. 
  • That generations of Americans would have access to the resources of our nation. 

Sources: Interior Department


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