NWTF Expands Boise Cascade Partnership
Wood products companies are committed to the conservation of forests. Only through proper harvesting and replanting of trees will these companies continue to provide products to consumers, jobs to employees, profits to investors and habitat for wildlife.
To help with this conservation effort, the Boise Cascade Corporation has partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women in the Outdoors and wild turkey restoration programs.
Boise's southern office has worked with the NWTF's Louisiana state chapter since 1997. Now Boise's corporate headquarters is expanding that partnership by supporting the NWTF's national efforts to spread the message of conservation and hunting.
"Boise has supported and worked with the National Wild Turkey Federation for years in Louisiana. Together, we have improved habitat, helped local wild turkey restocking, and supported youth activities. We look forward to expanding that partnership to Boise forests across North America," said Dick Myers, Boise's southern forest wildlife resources manager.
Boise will provide $18,000 over three years to support two of the many NWTF projects. Boise's contribution will be used to help with the manufacture of specially designed cardboard boxes, which are used to transport wild turkeys from one area to another, and to reach out to women and involve them in conservation, hunting and the outdoors.
"It is only through the help and sponsorship of our partners that we are able to expand our programs," said Bobby Maddrey, NWTF director of partnership programs. "Boise has a long history of working for conservation and will help us reach out to more people."
For more information about the partnership, contact the NWTF by visiting the web site at www.nwtf.org or call 1-800-THE-NWTF.