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Nebraska Legislature Honors NWTF for 50 Years of Conservation Efforts

On April 11, 2023, the One Hundred Eighth Legislature of Nebraska passed a legislative resolution congratulating the National Wild Turkey Federation on its 50th anniversary. This resolution is a significant recognition of the NWTF's role in conserving the state's natural resources and preserving the American hunting heritage.

May 10, 20232 min read

"The NWTF Nebraska State Board would like to thank Senator Bostelman for the recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the NWTF," said Jenny Setter, NWTF Nebraska State Board president. "NWTF Nebraska is grateful for everyone’s participation and efforts to help with conservation and keeping hunting heritage growing in Nebraska."

The resolution, in part, reads:

“WHEREAS, along with the aforementioned accomplishments of the National Wild Turkey Federation at the national level, the Federation chapter system in Nebraska, much like the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission which the Federation frequently partners with, has established itself as a leader amongst its peers by working to restore wild turkeys in Nebraska, which were extirpated from the state by 1915, through reintroduction efforts starting in the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area during the decade of 1950 through 1959; and

WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation has been a strong partner in many public land habitat projects by helping to increase public access on private lands, assisting with acquiring wildlife management areas, funding shooting sports, and providing many volunteer hours as mentor hunters with youth.


1. That the Legislature recognizes and celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the National Wild Turkey Federation and salutes the organization and its chapters and members from across the United States for their tremendous efforts to further scientific state-led wildlife management and the conservation of America's wild turkey and its habitat.

2. That the Legislature expresses support for the National Wild Turkey Federation and its chapters and members in their future work as they continue to deliver on their mission by working across land-ownership boundaries on a landscape scale to increase clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities, and robust recreational opportunities across the country.”

The NWTF policy team and its volunteer leadership are working with state legislatures across the country to pass similar measures this year that enshrine the NWTF’s legacy and mission delivery into state law.

Learn more about the NWTF’s policy and advocacy work.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has conserved or enhanced over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale. 

2023 is the NWTF's 50th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization's mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50-year celebration, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and the NWTF's people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

Filed Under:
  • Healthy Habitats
  • Healthy Harvests
  • Hunting Heritage