“We started conservation week last year because, while the spring season may be over, our conservation work never stops,” said NWTF co-CEO Kurt Dyroff. “The week leads up to National Hunting and Fishing Day and is the perfect time to showcase the breadth of our conservation delivery and the integral connection between conservation and hunting. The relationship is the essence of our mission, and we want to bring that into focus during the week.”
Throughout Conservation Week, the NWTF will share its conservation accomplishments, organizational milestones and ongoing initiatives — all tying together the mission to conserve the wild turkey and preserve our hunting heritage — specifically through the lens of the NWTF’s America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation, recent funding of wild turkey research and content that captures the essence of the soul of the American hunter.
The week will begin Sept. 18 with a message from NWTF co-CEOs challenging viewers to engage with NWTF digital channels throughout the week and to get outdoors and contribute to conservation in some form, whether mentoring new hunters, picking up trash, planting trees, enhancing wildlife habitat or other activity that pushes the conservation needle forward. The week will conclude on Sept. 24, National Hunting and Fishing Day.
The NWTF urges its members, volunteers, staff and partners in the outdoor community to use NWTF’s 2022 Conservation Week to help promote conservation efforts and educate others on the importance of hunting and conservation.
To learn more about the NWTF’s impact on wildlife conservation, efforts to preserve our hunting heritage or to explore America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation, visit http://www.nwtf.org/our-impact.
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 across the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale. Today, the NWTF is investing heavily in wild turkey research to ensure the future of wild turkey populations and is working to secure Healthy Habitats and Healthy Harvests.