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Wildlife for the 21st Century

The following organizations are members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners:

Archery Trade Association
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Bear Trust International
Boone And Crockett Club
Camp Fire Club Of America
Catch A Dream Foundation
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
Conservation Force
Council To Advance Hunting And
The Shooting Sports
Dallas Safari Club
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Ducks Unlimited
Houston Safari Club
International Hunter Education Association - Usa
Izaak Walton League Of America
Masters Of Foxhounds Foundation
Mule Deer Foundation
National Association Of
Forest Service Retirees
National Bobwhite
Conservation Initiative
National Rifle Association
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Trappers Association
National Wild Turkey Federation
North American Grouse Partnership
Orion – The Hunter’s Institute
Pheasants Forever, Inc.
Quail Forever
Pope And Young Club
Professional Outfitters And
Guides Of America
Public Lands Foundation
Quality Deer Management Association
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Ruffed Grouse Society
Safari Club International
Shikar Safari Club
Sportsmen’s Alliance
Texas Wildlife Association
The Conservation Fund
The Wildlife Society
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnershi
Tread Lightly!
Whitetails Unlimited
Wild Sheep Foundation
Wildlife Forever
Wildlife Management Institute
Wildlife Mississippi


Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume 5

Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume V is the fifth in a series of recommendations from the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) beginning in 2001. AWCP is a consortium of 45 organizations that represent the interests of America’s millions of dedicated hunter conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists.

AWCP came together in 2000 to combine the energy and wisdom of our individual organizations. While individual organizations have their own primary areas of interest, collectively we all are dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our wildlife resources and providing for sustainable public use and enjoyment of those resources under the science-based management of the state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, in cooperation with habitat and land management by the federal, state, county, and local governments. This system of wildlife conservation is known as The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

We work together towards a future in which we envision…

  • all wildlife and private and public habitats are abundant, maintained and enhanced;
    hunting, trapping and other outdoor interests are supported by the public to maintain America’s great wildlife conservation heritage and cultural traditions;
  • natural resources policies encourage, empower, and reward stewardship and responsible use;
  • all citizens are committed to principles of scientific wildlife management, where wildlife is held in public trust, and where the use of resources is shared equitably and sustained for present and future generations.

Previous volumes were provided to Presidents Bush and Obama. Now we present these recommendations to help inform the next administration about the pressing issues facing wildlife conservation and our sporting heritage. These recommendations for improving wildlife conservation are offered in the spirit of the hunter conservationists our organizations represent. Each recommendation is based on sound science and builds on the historical achievements of hunter conservationists in making this country’s wildlife resources the envy of the world.

These recommendations represent a general agreement of the partners. Each partner organization reserves the right to establish independent positions on any issue as we research, debate, and act on these ideas for the next 5 years of the 21st century. In the tradition of the hunter and angler conservationists, we look forward to working with you to conserve our fish, wildlife, and habitat resources long into the 21st century.

Joel Pedersen, 2015 Chair
American Wildlife Conservation Partners
Editor, Wildlife in the 21st Century, Volume V
(803) 637-3106

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