New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Conservation Foundation Updates
TRENTON, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Two years ago the NJOA CF initiated a meeting with Senator Robert Smith (D-District 17) regarding the need for expanded forest stewardship practices in New Jersey.
The original meetings included NJOA CF Directors of Forestry, Bob Williams and Doug Tavella. Also included was NJ Audubon.
As a result, a forest stewardship bill was signed into law by Governor Corzine. Since that time the NJOA CF has led the effort in bringing together a coalition of groups to advance environmental stewardship, forestry management, deer management and more.
We have been working closely with New Jersey Audubon, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Nature Conservancy, NJ DEP, Parks and Forestry, Division of Fish and Wildlife and state policy makers to strike a balance between a healthy environment, the management of wildlife resources and the optimization of fishing and hunting opportunities.
I am glad to report that we have made significant progress since we initiated the endeavor two years ago. Not only are we helping to advance a diverse set of forest stewardship initiatives in areas like the Pinelands and on State properties, but our efforts also include plans for fishing and hunting mentorship opportunites as well as a permanent source of revenue for Hunters Helping the Hungry, a program that provides venison to those in need of quality protein.
Since our initiative began the NJOA CF has not only included the expertise of professional foresters but has added the skill of wildlife biologists, conservation officers and other specialists. Also contributing are NJOA CF council members including; Jersey Coast Anglers Association, New Jersey Forestry Association, Society of American Foresters, New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and United Bowhunters of New Jersey.
We are glad to be working on behalf of a better environment and to provide diverse opportunities for NJOA members. We will continue to provide updates on our progress.Anthony P. Mauro
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NJOA – The mission of New Jersey Outdoor Alliance is to serve as a grassroots coalition of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen dedicated to environmental stewardship. We will champion the intrinsic value of natural resource conservation – including fishing, hunting and trapping, among opinion leaders and policy makers. We will support legislation, and those sponsoring legislation, that provides lasting ecological and social enrichment through sustainable use of the earths resources. Visit: www.njoutdooralliance.org