Leaders to Announce Strategy to Prevent Endangered Species Crisis

Telephone Press Conference on March 2 at 3:00 pm EST

Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Energy, Business and Conservation Leaders to Announce Strategy to Prevent Endangered Species Crisis
National Wild Turkey Federation
National Wild Turkey Federation

Edgefield, SC -(AmmoLand.com)- A group of energy, business and conservation leaders will release their recommendations on how to avert the growing fish and wildlife crisis in this country.

The number of species petitioned for listing under the Endangered Species Act has increased by 1,000 percent in less than a decade. In addition, over 12,000 species have been identified by states as species in greatest conservation need. The recommendations to be released on March 2 represent the vision of a diverse group of 26 conservation and business leaders and focus on how to proactively manage species to reduce taxpayer costs and the regulatory red tape that comes when species are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.

TheBlue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources was created in 2014 to develop policy options on the most sustainable and equitable model to fund conservation of the full array of fish and wildlife species. The panel was co-chaired by former Wyoming governor, David Freudenthal, and John L. Morris, noted conservationist and founder of Bass Pro Shops and includes representatives from the outdoor recreation retail and manufacturing sector, the energy and automotive industries, private landowners, educational institutions, conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and state fish and wildlife agencies.

Who: Dave Chanda, Director of the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife and President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
David Freudenthal, Former Governor State of Wyoming; Senior Counsel, Crowell and Moring
John Morris, Founder Bass Pro Shops (Invited)
Jeff Crane, President Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation

When: Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST

Dial In: 800-768-2950

RSVP: [email protected]

About National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF):

The NWTF – a national nonprofit organization – is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. 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, NWTF has committed to raising $1.2 billion to conserve or enhance 4 million acres of essential upland wildlife habitat, create 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.

For more information, visit: www.NWTF.org.

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Walt

The so called “Endangered” Species Act is a poorly written law, pitting land owners against animal survival with the Feds getting more power no matter the outcome. Few positive results and at a massive cost to this country’s economy and cohesiveness. The law could be rewritten to provide positive results for all (except the Fed power increase) but Congress refuses to act. The NWTF is a semi communist organization seeking to use government to divide and conquer rural land owners while little aiding any turkeys (except themselves).