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NWTF Strengthens Conservation Partnerships at North American Wildlife Conference

EDGEFIELD, SC — As the National Wild Turkey Federation’s mission — the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage — requires working across boundaries on and at a landscape level, the NWTF recently attended the 89th Annual North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conferences, hosted by the Wildlife Management Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a means to gain knowledge and also strengthen relationships with its numerous partners in conservation.

April 1, 20242 min read
Dyroff addresses conference attendees during a Wednesday luncheon.

"The WMI North American Conference offers an invaluable collaborative platform crucial to shaping the future of conservation management, strategy and policy,” NWTF co-CEO Kurt Dyroff said. “The NWTF enjoyed participating in discussions on key topics at this year's conference, reaffirming our dedication to enhancing awareness of the challenges in wildlife conservation and advancing cooperative management approaches."

Throughout this conference, NWTF staffers attended workshops, meetings and events that helped shape conservation policy across North America. The conference structure aimed to equip participants with a deeper comprehension of the origins, intricacies and probable resolutions to ongoing conservation challenges, fostering a greater awareness of the need for strategies to attain collaborative management of the continent's wildlife.

Attendees from federal, state and provincial wildlife and other natural resource agencies, along with leaders of college and university programs, private conservation organizations and various managers, scientists, researchers, officials, and students of natural resources, convened at this event to engage in learning and idea exchange through scheduled sessions and social events.

The agenda for this year's gathering encompassed discussions on a wide array of subjects, including hunting and shooting sports participation, climate change adaptation, the future of conservation methodologies and much more.

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 23 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The NWTF has also invested over $9 million into wild turkey research to guide the management of the wild turkey population and to ensure sustainable populations into perpetuity. The organization continues to deliver its mission by working across boundaries on a landscape scale through its Four Shared Values: clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities, and robust recreational opportunities. With the help of its dedicated members, partners and staff, the NWTF continues its work to provide Healthy Habitats. Healthy Harvests. for future generations.

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