Conservation Efforts Recognized by NWTF and BLM


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Wild Turkey Federation and the Bureau of Land Management presented a Making Tracks with the BLM Habitat Management Award to Lino Baca, of Socorro, New Mexico, for achievement with the Celbolla Canyon Mechanical Thinning Project, an ongoing project for the last 15 years that is southeast of Grants, New Mexico.

­­­Baca accepted the Making Tracks Award during the 44th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

The Celbolla Canyon Mechanical Thinning Project has improved overall woodland health, wildlife habitat, watershed capabilities and has established a receptive fuel bed that increases the effectiveness of prescribed fire efforts to meet restoration objectives.

Baca has been a key figure in keeping this Celbolla Canyon Project going, from the grand planning of each individual project to securing funds and partners.

“A variety of wildlife depend on viable habitat across our public lands,” NWTF CEO Becky Humphries said. “We thank our partners at the BLM for the incredible work they are doing to help us Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.”

About Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

For more information, contact Peter Muller at (803) 637-7698.

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