After the reviewing and ranking process, proposals were presented to and approved by the NWTF Kansas Board of Directors. The Board of Directors budgeted $79,322.50 for conservation projects, plus $3,362 carried over for a project from FY22 and $23,670.20 for other projects including outreach-education events, state scholarships and 4H Shooting Sports support.
“The NWTF’s volunteers in Kansas are determined to make the most impact with the hard earned dollars they helped raise,” said Annie Farrell, NWTF district biologist for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. “These important conservation and outreach projects are an investment into the mission in the great state of Kansas. We are excited for all the great work to unfold in 2023.”
NWTF award funding will be matched with more than $3.3 million in partner funds for the approved projects, representing a 40:1 match rate for NWTF funding.
The Kansas State Board of Directors dedicated $82,684.50 in funding to the following Hunting Heritage Super Fund projects directed at Kansas habitat conservation objectives. Specific project awards include:
In addition, $23,670.20 was approved to support education/outreach efforts in Kansas including JAKES, WITO, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, the Kansas state scholarship, and shooting sports projects. Specific project awards include:
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 positively impacted over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The NWTF has also invested over $8.5 million into wild turkey research to ensure the wild turkey population remains healthy. The organization continues to deliver its mission by working across boundaries on a landscape scale to increase clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities and robust recreational opportunities across the U.S. With the help of its dedicated members, partners and staff, the NWTF will continue its work to provide Healthy Habitats and Healthy Harvests for future generations.