Last night, the Boone and Crockett Club presented the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) with its most prestigious award for conservation partners. The Conservation Stewardship Award is given annually to the organization or entity that best exemplifies excellence in the conservation and stewardship of natural resources, core values of the Boone and Crockett Club and its founder, Theodore Roosevelt. CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane accepted the award during the Club’s annual spring dinner March 22 at the 88th North American Conference on Natural Resources and Wildlife in St. Louis, Missouri.
“The Boone and Crockett Club Conservation and Stewardship Award recognizes a group that plays an essential role in implementing Theodore Roosevelt’s vision of conservation: acts of stewardship, protection, development, and use of natural resources wisely and sustainable; and stewardship: responsible planning and management of natural resources,” said James L. Cummins, president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “Our relationship with Jeff Crane and the entire staff at the Congressional Athletes Foundation is strong, and we value our ability to work so closely with his impressive network of federal and state elected officials. We are proud to recognize them with this award and look forward to many more years of success in conservation policy.”
Hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and trapping activities offer opportunities to engage US citizens in a common passion for the outdoors. Since 1989, the Congressional Athletes Foundation has been the nation’s leading authority in developing and advocating for legislation that protects and promotes our outdoor traditions. Through the Congressional Athletes Caucus, the Governors Athletes Caucus and the National Athletes Assembly Caucus, CSF is a leader in ensuring that future generations have the same rights and privileges that we have today. His success rate in delivering bipartisan legislative victories to generations of athletes at the state and national levels is unprecedented.
“CSF is honored to receive the Conservation and Stewardship Award from the Boone and Crockett Club, the nation’s oldest and most revered conservation organization and one of CSF’s strongest partners. Being recognized for carrying on the conservation legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt is a great honor that we will always be proud of,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “We thank the Boone and Crockett Club for this award, their support of CSF, and their commitment to conservation.”
The Boone and Crockett Club signed a formal MoU with CSF in 2021 to combine the power of CSF’s athletes’ caucus infrastructure and expertise with the influential network of conservation professionals and regular B&C members across the country. Working together, the organizations have harnessed each other’s resources to work strategically on federal, state, and regional conservation policy issues. The two organizations have successfully worked to advance a number of legislative victories in recent years, including passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, the Chronic Wasting Diseases Research and Management Act, and several other key federal and state policies. .
About the Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes the stewardship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair pursuit sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include the expansion and protection of Yellowstone and the establishment of Glacier and Denali National Parks, the founding of the US Forest Service, the National Park Service and the National Wildlife Refuge System, the promotion of the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey laws, the creation of the Federal Duck Stamp program and the development of the pillars of modern gambling laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is based in Missoula, Montana. For more details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.
About the Congressional Athletes Foundation
The Congressional Athletes Foundation is our nation’s most effective outdoor advocacy organization. CSF accomplishes its mission of supporting hunters, fishermen, recreational shooters, and trappers by working directly with the unprecedented network of more than 2,500 bipartisan elected officials and athletes who operate at both the federal and state levels in three powerful caucuses: the Athletes’ Caucus congressional. , National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Boards and the Sportsmen’s Board of Governors. In the last five years alone, CSF has been influential in achieving more than 1,000 victories for athletes at both the state and federal levels. For more information, visit: https://congressionalsportsmen.org.