By: Torin Miller

Torin Miller is a licensed attorney and NDA’s Senior Director of Policy. He works at the intersection of conservation and natural resources law, policy, advocacy and education. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife and fisheries science from Penn State University and a J.D. from Penn State Law. Torin came to NDA via the National Deer Alliance, where he served as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator.

Major Public Access Bill Introduced in House of Representatives

Aug 14, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) welcomes the introduction of the Voluntary Public Access Improvement Act in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD). The House introduction joins a Senate…

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Arizona Game and Fish Hosting CWD Workshops in Preparation for Fall Seasons

Aug 10, 2023 Torin Miller

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is hosting a series of upcoming workshops about chronic wasting disease (CWD) management and testing in the state. A total of 10 workshops will be conducted at department…

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Major Private Forest Conservation Bill Introduced in Senate

Aug 4, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) applauds the recent bipartisan introduction of the Forest Conservation Easement Program (FCEP) Act (S.2631) in the U.S. Senate. This innovative legislation will fill a critical gap and help keep private…

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NDA Pens Comments to Forest Service Regarding National Forest Management

Jul 25, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA), along with conservation partners, recently submitted comments to the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) to provide input on the recent Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to inform potential agency…

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NDA Supportive of BLM’s Public Lands Rule While Encouraging Clarity and Additional Input

Jul 17, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) recently joined nearly two-dozen conservation partners in submitting comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the agency’s Conservation and Landscape Health Rule (Public Lands Rule). An overview of…

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Action Alert: Oppose MO Department of Ag Rulemaking That Could Bolster CWD Spread

Jul 12, 2023 Torin Miller

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) has recently proposed amendments to existing rules that would exclude certain cervid species from movement restrictions intended to safeguard the state’s wild cervids from chronic wasting disease (CWD). Specifically,…

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How to Break Down the Big Woods and Find Deer

Jul 5, 2023 Torin Miller

“Big Woods” means different things to different hunters. In the densely populated eastern United States, a “big woods” tract could be a couple hundred acres. In rural Appalachia and the northeastern U.S., big woods could…

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CWD Roundup – July 2023

Jun 30, 2023 Torin Miller

CWD Roundup is the National Deer Association’s (NDA) bi-monthly update on all things chronic wasting disease (CWD). We’ll provide the latest updates on CWD spread, research and policy from across North America. Updates are provided…

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Newly Proposed Hunt Fish Rule Both Helps and Hinders Hunting Access on Wildlife Refuges

Jun 28, 2023 Torin Miller

On June 22, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the proposed 2023 – 2024 Hunt Fish Rule – an annual rulemaking process undertaken by the USFWS intended to increase access and opportunity  for…

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NDA Joins Petition Seeking Emergency Action and Rulemaking Regarding CWD in Texas

Jun 21, 2023 Torin Miller

The National Deer Association (NDA) recently joined a sizable group of conservation organizations and Texas landowners in submitting a petition for emergency action and rulemaking with respect to chronic wasting disease (CWD) to the Texas…

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