The Game and Wildlife Conservation Council advises the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and habitat conservation, preserving the nation’s game heritage.
WASHINGTON – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney has been appointed to serve on a federal advisory committee to promote wildlife and habitat conservation and preserve America’s hunting heritage.
The purpose of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Council is to provide recommendations to the federal government, through the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, that benefit wildlife resources; foster partnership among members of the public, conservation groups, and federal, state, tribal, and territorial governments; and support fair recreational hunting and shooting sports. Previous iterations of similar councils have helped elevate and promote the values of athletes and women and achieve sound, science-based management of public lands, waters, fish and wildlife.
Tawney recognized the honor and responsibility of his appointment to the council.
“I am honored by the appointment and stand ready to serve with my fellow council members and administrative officers, both to honor the work of past councils and to chart a future that maintains and improves public access to public lands and waters for everybody. , quality wildlife habitat when we get there and fair pursuit hunting principles,” Tawney said.
“So goes conservation, so goes America,” he continued. “I look forward to addressing the challenges and opportunities we all face as hunters, fishermen, and defenders of our public lands and waters.”
Tawney served on a previous iteration of the council during the Obama administration.
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