WASHINGTON—The National Wild Turkey Federation and the National Association of State Foresters recently announced a partnership to promote active forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife.
“The agreement with NASF will further opportunities to collaborate on mutually beneficial forest management projects,” said NWTF Chief Conservation Officer Becky Humphries. “If we hope to achieve the conservation goals of the NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative, partnerships like this one with NASF are critical.”
The agreement establishes a partnership for cooperation in promoting well-managed forests that provide wildlife habitat, clean water and recreational access. Both organizations recognize and work to promote responsible forestry practices that create and enhance wildlife habitat.
““The National Association of State Foresters and its members are pleased to partner with the National Wild Turkey Federation. This exciting opportunity will help advance shared goals for forest management and wildlife habitat improvement. Our partners at NWTF are leaders in the conservation community and recognize the essential link between forest management and wildlife conservation,” said NASF Executive Director Jay Farrell.
- NASF and the NWTF agree to support and promote policies and projects of common interest including, but not limited to:
- Coordinating advocacy on government affairs and legislation.
- Contributing to organizational publications, social media and online newsletters.
- Developing and utilizing materials for conservation efforts.
Read the full version of the Memorandum of Understanding.
About Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to give the NWTF more energy and purpose than ever. Through this national initiative, the NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting, shooting and outdoor enjoyment. Without hunters, there will be no wildlife or habitat. The NWTF is determined to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
The National Association of State Foresters is comprised of the directors of state and territorial forestry agencies and the District of Columbia. NASF seeks to advance sustainable forestry, conservation, and protection of forestlands and their associated resources.