North American Media Group, the premier community for hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, is honored to celebrate Wildlife Forever’s 25th anniversary today, December 10. Wildlife Forever is America’s leading all-species nonprofit conservation organization that was established and funded by North American Hunting Club and North American Fishing Club in 1987. Today, Wildlife Forever works with conservation groups and state and federal agencies and has been involved in more than 1,000 projects across the U.S.
The 25 year partnership between North American Hunting Club (NAHC), North American Fishing Club (NAFC) and Wildlife Forever has generated an increased awareness in conservation projects within the outdoor community. This partnership has also established relationships amongst the organization that educates sportsmen of all ages.
“After a quarter century of working for fish and wildlife, I find our path leads to building stewardship. Our signature programs include the Threat Campaign(tm), educating hunters, anglers and all recreational users to stop the spread of invasive species and the State-Fish Art(r) Contest, a nationwide competition teaching aquatic education through the arts. Our goal is to get the public, especially kids, outside to build stewardship and pass on the outdoor traditions our members value and enjoy.” said Doug Grann, President & CEO of Wildlife Forever.
“Our staff and members’ involvement in conservation issues is more critical today, especially during these challenging times,” said Kurt Beckstrom, Editor-in-Chief for North American Fisherman. “North American Fishing Club and Wildlife Forever members have always joined together to help fish and wildlife conservation efforts.”
“Together, our magazines donate more than $200,000 of media though our partnership to help spread the message of stewardship,” said Gordy Krahn, Editor-in-Chief for North American Hunter.
What does the next 25 years look like for Wildlife Forever? Grann explains the organization will expand the outreach on stopping the spread of invasive species. “We are now the lead organization for the international campaign for Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers through the USFWS. We will be hiring soon to expand efforts and help states.”
To help Wildlife Forever, visit http://wildlifeforever.org to see all the opportunities of how you can become involved today.
“I want to thank each and every one of the NAHC and NAFC members for helping Wildlife Forever along the path over the years,” said Grann. “I am thankful for the foresight and contributions of everyone who played a role in making Wildlife Forever a national conservation success.”
Logo courtesy BulletProof Communications/North American Hunter, North American Fisherman, Wildlife Forever