New York State Assembly Commends NWTF for Steadfast Commitment to Conservation

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Championed by Assemblyman Joseph Angelino, New York Assembly Resolution K00606 honoring the NWTF’s 50th Anniversary and the organization’s milestones recently passed the state assembly.

“On behalf of the entire NWTF New York State Chapter, we are proud to be recognized for 50 years of mission success,” said Eric Davis, NWTF New York State Chapter president. “We have a great working partnership with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation that is not only conserving wild turkeys and essential wildlife habitat, but working to make turkey hunting more accessible to those interested in the sport. We don’t do this for recognition, but we are honored for the recognition for our efforts.”

The resolution, in part, reads:

“… WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the continuing welfare of the citizens of the State of New York is greatly enriched and reliably served by the purposeful endeavors of those organizations committed to the preservation of the natural world, the enrichment of knowledge of local and global wildlife, and the promotion of environmental citizenship; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the National Wild Turkey Federation upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary; and

WHEREAS, The National Wild Turkey Federation provides ceaseless support to science-based wildlife management, research, and habitat conservation; and…”

Read the full resolution here.

The NWTF policy team and its volunteer leadership are working with state legislatures across the country to pass similar measures this year that enshrine the NWTF’s legacy and mission delivery into state law.

Learn more about the NWTF’s policy and advocacy work.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested over half a billion dollars into wildlife conservation and has conserved or enhanced over 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale.

2023 is the NWTF’s 50 th anniversary and an opportunity to propel the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. For its 50 th anniversary, the NWTF has set six ambitious goals: positively impact 1 million acres of wildlife habitat; raise $500,000 for wild turkey research; increase membership to 250,000 members; dedicate $1 million to education and outreach programs; raise $5 million to invest in technology and NWTF’s people; and raise $5 million to build toward a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us reach these lofty goals.

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