Public Lands

The Position of the American Recreation Coalition on the "Teaming with Wildlife" Initiative

On May 14, 1996, the American Recreation Coalition’s Recreation Policy Forum considered a proposal developed by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (the "International") to raise funds for state-level wildlife management, education and recreation programs through an excise tax on outdoor recreation equipment and certain other goods. Representatives of the International presented their proposal, known as "Teaming with Wildlife," to a group of approximately 30 ARC members and guests. A lengthy, broad-ranging question and answer period followed. After the presentation and questions, ARC members developed the following policy recommendation: