DALLAS – -(AmmoLand.com)- DSC is pleased that the U.S. Senate voted to confirm David Bernhardt, President Trump's nominee, to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI). DSC has supported this nomination since the beginning because of Bernhardt's dedication to the sportsmen's community. He was confirmed in a bipartisan vote of 56-41.
DSC looks forward to working closely with Bernhardt, who was a keynote speaker at last year's DSC convention.
In his new role, Bernhardt will be responsible for protecting U.S. natural resources, which include federal lands and overseeing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is important for hunters everywhere that this position is now filled by an ardent proponent of continued access to public lands and a champion of land and animal conservation.
DSC Executive Director Corey Mason said, “We are thrilled with the selection of David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior. He has clearly and repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to our nation's natural resources and sportsmen. We look forward to working closely with Secretary Bernhardt and his staff on domestic and international wildlife management needs and issues.”
As an avid sportsman, Bernhardt has consistently demonstrated his personal commitment to increasing public access opportunities for sportsmen and women, as well as promoting sound fish and wildlife conservation policies while working to balance the DOI mission.
During his time as Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the DOI, Bernhardt issued and oversaw the implementation of orders which expanded hunting and fishing opportunities within the National Wildlife Refuge System. He promoted efforts to advance conservation measures of big game winter range and migration corridors and recognized outdoor recreation values during disposal or exchange of public lands. Most recently, Bernhardt signed an order directing DOI bureaus to