AMERICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARTNERS
Boone and Crockett Club Facilitates
the Formation of Wildlife Conservation Partners
A summit that could have a profound effect on the future of wildlife during the 21st Century, was facilitated by the Boone and Crockett Club at our George C. Hixon Conservation Summit Center in Missoula, Montana, in August 2000. This meeting, brought together the leadership of 35 wildlife organizations representing 4.5 million hunter/ conservationists and resulted in the formation of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP). The AWCP met for the purpose of building unity, identifying key wildlife issues and developing a vision for wildlife for the 21st century that could form the basis for the conservation agenda for the Bush Administration.
Visit the AWCP web site for more information.
Wildlife for the 21st Century: II
Recommendations to President George W. Bush
A one-day conference with representatives of nearly all of the 40 American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), and Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Gale Norton and her senior staff occurred in Washington DC, May 18, 2005. A main purpose of the gathering of nearly 100, was for the AWCP to present the Secretary with Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume II; Recommendations to President George W. Bush. Another was to conduct in depth AWCP/DOI discussions on key selected topics from W21: V II. Secretary Norton hosted a reception for the AWCP and her staff in her office at Interior headquarters Tuesday evening May 17th. The AWCP hosted the Secretary and her staff at a conference ending banquet Wednesday evening, where Boone and Crockett Club member Steve Mealey was banquet speaker.
Secretary Norton’s conference opening keynote address highlighted the DOI’s commitment to address conservation challenges with its partners, and success in addressing issues raised by AWCP in W21 Volume One. Her closing lines emphasized: “Your agenda is our agenda!"
Five topics were addressed in detail during the day. They were:
- The Future Direction of the Federal Invasive Species Program;
- Public Access to Public Lands Initiative;
- Fully Incorporate the Conservation of Wildlife and Other Natural Resources into Energy development;
- Conservation Leadership Training Initiative; and,
- Comparative Ecological Risk Assessment.
Topic leaders in order were: Ray Lee, FNAWS; Susan Recce, NRA; Rollie Sparrowe, B&C, John Baughman, IAFWA; and Steve Mealey, B&C, all B&C professional members. Mealey’s banquet comments addressed Risk Assessment for Environmental Laws: Updating Ecological Context.
Click here to download the AWCP's Recommendations for Wildlife in the 21st Century, Volume II.
Click here to read more information about the original Wildlife in the 21st Century that was presented to President Bush in 2002.
Wildlife for the 21st Century: III
Recommendations to President Barack Obama
Read the AWCP's Recommendations for Wildlife in the 21st Century, Volume III