In August of 2000 the Boone and Crockett Club organized an historical conservation summit that has had a profound effect on the future of wildlife. This landmark meeting resulted in the creation of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners—a coalition of 35 wildlife organizations. Today, AWCP has grown to a consortium of 50 organizations that represent the interests of America’s millions of hunter-conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists. While individual organizations have their own primary areas of interest, collectively we all are dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our wildlife resources and providing for sustainable public use and enjoyment of those resources under the science-based management of the state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, in cooperation with habitat and land management by the federal, state, county, and local governments.

Our members live in your backyard—in every county of every state in the nation.

The nation’s 15.5 million hunters over age 6, out paces the number of Americans over age 7 that play soccer. Hunters and anglers vote. If every sportsman and sportswoman had voted in the 2012 election, they would have represented 30% of all votes cast. Hunting is important to our economy. Hunters spent $38.3 billion in 2011, including $11.8 billion in local, state, and Federal taxes. Sportsmen and sportswomen–and hunters in general–are an important segment of our society. Their needs and opinions cannot be ignored.

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HOW SPORTSMEN AND SPORTSWOMEN SUPPORT THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CONSERVATION FUNDING Last year alone... $3 billion
Wildlife for the 21st Century

Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume V is the fifth in a series of recommendations from the American Wildlife Conservation Partners beginning in 2001. Previous volumes were provided to Presidents Bush and Obama. Now we present these recommendations to help inform the next administration about the pressing issues facing wildlife conservation and our sporting heritage. These recommendations for improving wildlife conservation are offered in the spirit of the hunter conservationists our organizations represent. Each recommendation is based on sound science and builds on the historical achievements of hunter conservationists in making this country’s wildlife resources the envy of the world.

 

Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume V is available for download at left, or download individual recommendations below.

AWCP SIGN-ON LETTERS

In order to further the mission of AWCP, to ensure wildlife conservation, and sustainable public use of these natural resources,  AWCP members interact and engage with federal agencies and Congress regularly to advance policies, both legislative and regulatory, which promote wildlife conservation and public access to lands.

 

Below are letters sent to Members of Congress, Congressional committees, federal agencies, and other governing entities, from various AWCP groups. Click on individual letters to download a PDF.

 

AWCP ORGANIZATIONS

AWCP is a coalition of 50 organizations that represent the interests of America’s millions of hunter-conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists.

AWCP ORGANIZATIONS

AWCP STEERING COMMITTEE

2019 Chair – Jen Mock Schaeffer, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

2019 Vice-Chair – Blake Henning, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundatiom

 

Terms Expire 2019

Joe Betar, Houston Safari Club

Jeff Crane, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Tom Franklin, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Bob Model, Boone and Crockett Club

 

Terms Expire 2020

Jimmy Bullock, Catch-A-Dream Foundation

Kevin Hurley, Wild Sheep Foundation

Collin O'Mara, National Wildlife Federation

Brent Rudolph, Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society

 

Terms Expire 2021

Dan Forster, Archery Trade Association

Evan Heusinkveld, Sportsmen's Alliance

Steve Kline, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Susan Recce, National Rifle Association

 

Executive Committee (preceding Chairs)

Joel Pedersen, National Wild Turkey Federation

Len Vallender, Camp Fire Club of America

Tom Franklin, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

American Wildlife Conservation Partners

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