EDGEFIELD, S.C. — During a recent meeting, the Missouri State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation approved $305,530 in funding to support Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative in the state.
"I am blessed to work in a district that truly gets it," said John Burk, NWTF district biologist. “The Show Me state has led the nation in Super Fund dollars available for mission delivery the past two years and is now on track to deliver 10 percent of the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. inititiave's conserved acreage goal for the entire country."
The Missouri State NWTF Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated funding for numerous projects and secured $869,873 in funding from its partners.
The board funded Save the Hunt. efforts in Missouri, including NWTF outreach programs, National Archery in the School Program, 4H, Boy Scouts of America and Discover Nature Girls Camps.
In addition, the Missouri State board of directors dedicated funding to Save the Habitat. in the state. Project funding includes prescribed burning and treatment of invasive species on Mark Twain National Forest, restoration efforts on several conservation areas, support for landowner workshops and more.
To learn more about the Missouri NWTF State Chapter, visit www.monwtf.org.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters' rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org
For more information, contact Pete Muller at (803) 637-7698.