Members of California's Golden State Bass Club and Basin Bassmasters took measures to prevent the spread of invasive species during the 2011 Golden State Bass Club Open Tournament on Folsom Lake.
Three members of a New Mexico club are now trained to inspect boats for invasives.
On May 9, members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to halt discussions on implementing a statewide lead ban. Much of the credit goes to the state B.A.S.S. Federation Nation conservation director, Dan Dufour.
The Northern Illinois Crankin' Bass club helped remove 400 pounds of invasive plants to improve access on Waterford Lake.
A Colorado Wildlife Council ad campaign recommends hugging it out with sportsmen to thank them for protecting state resources.
Jim Howard represented the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation during the relicensing of nine dams on the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers.
Anglers are pretty good at talking about making a difference, but John Murray lives what he preaches.
Two major bass fishing conservation issues -- access and lead bans -- are on the table in the Sportsmen's Heritage Act of 2012. B.A.S.S. and 39 other outdoors organizations have signed on in support of it.
B.A.S.S. and others support a newly introduced bill in Congress that, if passed, will restore access on North Carolina's Cape Hatteras.
The Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation worked with other nongovernmental organizations and the Alabama Wildlife Federation to ensure continued funding of the state's Forever Wild program.