A new initiative from Boone and Crockett Club is giving the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry a new way to partner with sportsmen for better scientific wildlife management, balanced policies, hunter advocacy and broader understanding of the applications and benefits of sustainable-use conservation.
Trailblazers in Conservation is designed to help today’s hunting community rise to the challenges of a changing world.
“It’s a new era of unprecedented pressures on our environment and our wildlife,” said Marc Mondavi, vice president of communications for Boone and Crockett. “We’re tracking climate change, increased energy development, urban sprawl, invasive plants, wildlife diseases, conflicting policies and a host of other wildlife and environmental challenges—all at a time when demand for conservation is far outpacing funding.”
A big part of conservation is, and always has been, problem solving, says Mondavi, and no outfit has a more distinguished track record than Boone and Crockett.
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Club is America’s first conservation organization. Member accomplishments include establishing and protecting national parks, founding the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and National Wildlife Refuge system, fostering the vital Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the frameworks of modern game laws.
Boone and Crockett remains the most active sporting organization in Washington D.C.
“Roosevelt envisioned conservation as a national priority and an individual responsibility of citizenship. Sportsmen have contributed to this ideal willingly for more than a century. Trailblazers in Conservation is an opportunity for industry partners to help us move more quickly to get all the work done that needs to get done, as well as giving them an opportunity get actively involved in these efforts through the Club,” said Mondavi.
He added, “Businesses in our industry have long understood that successful conservation and science-based resource management ensure that their customers will continue to enjoy the freedom to hunt and shoot, have easy access to these activities, and find game plentiful once they get there. But that’s an ever-more-complex proposition and we must evolve to keep pace.”
Learn more about Trailblazers in Conservation, Boone and Crockett’s first-ever corporate sponsorship program, at (406) 542-1888, ext. 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.