NWTF Nebraska Pledges $77,370 to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

NWTF Nebraska Pledges $77,370 to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

EDGEFIELD, S.C. -(Ammoland.com)- The Nebraska State Chapter of the NWTF recently allocated $77,370 in funding to support NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt efforts in Nebraska.

The Nebraska State NWTF Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated funding for numerous projects and secured $398,881 in funding from our partners, representing an eight-to-one match rate for NWTF funding.

A total $24,900 was awarded to Save the Hunt. efforts in Nebraska, including JAKES, WITO, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, local and state scholarships and one hunter access project.

This funding includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • $9,600 to support 4H shooting programs, the National Archery in the Schools Program kits for three schools and youth range development
  • $10,000 to support the Open Fields & Water Canyon Access Initiative in partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and area land owners.

​In addition, the Nebraska State Board of Directors dedicated $52,470 in NWTF funding to the following Hunting Heritage Super Fund projects to Save the Habitat.

  • $5,000 for continued support of the NWTF District Biologist Program
    Partners: NGPC, NWTF Kansas, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks & Tourism
  • $5,000 for continued support of the NWTF's Cooperative Forester position
    Partners: NGPC, USDA Forest Service
  • $3,900 to support efforts to convert brome fields back to native vegetation on Ponderosa Wildlife Management Area in the NWTF’s Black Hills-Pine Ridge Focal Landscape.
    Partners: NGPC's Habitat Share Program
  • $24,820 to support forest stand improvement efforts at NGPC's Dry Sandy, Flathead and Pine Glen WMAs.
    Partners: NGPC's Habitat Share Program
  • $13,750 to purchase habitat management equipment, including prescribed burning equipment, for NGPC's Northeast region and a skid-steer for NGPC's forest stand improvement efforts in the Northwest region of the state
    Partners: NGPC

National Wild Turkey Federation

About the National Wild Turkey Federation:

When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative – a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit at least 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting.

For more information, visit their website.

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