Investing in NWTF Volunteers
On June 14-16, more than 400 of the NWTF’s leading volunteers from across the nation will descend on South Carolina to take part in the 2013 NWTF National Leadership Conference.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the NWTF and a driving force behind the $432 million that the NWTF has invested in conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
The NWTF is embarking on a bold new initiative to conserve and enhance four million acres of critical upland wildlife habitat to increase wild turkey populations, create 1.5 million new hunters and establish 500,000 additional acres of hunting access.
The new Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative will help tackle the challenges facing the sporting community: national turkey populations have declined 15 percent; 6,000 acres of wildlife habitat are lost every day; hunter numbers are not keeping pace with population growth.
Achieving the bold goal is only possible because of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers working in every state in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The NWTF’s National Leadership Conference is designed to help give these volunteers the tools to be even more effective.
Leaders within the NWTF volunteer system attending the national conference will learn how to improve their local grassroots efforts through compelling educational and instructional seminars. During the course of the conference volunteers will:
- Learn even more about the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative and what various states are doing to achieve these goals
- Engage in valuable dialog with NWTF leadership and staff
- Learn tips on improving fundraisers and outreach events
- Network with volunteers from across the United States and Canada
- Enjoy a day of hands-on activities at the Wild Turkey Center and Winchester Museum in Edgefield, S.C.
The restoration of the wild turkey is one of the greatest conservation success stories in North America and it would not have been possible without the countless volunteers that committed their time and resources to this worthy goal. The 2013 National Leadership Conference will arm the NWTF volunteers with the tools they need to succeed as they embark on the next ambitious undertaking.