EDGEFIELD, SC — Championed by Assemblyman Joseph Angelino, New York Assembly Resolution K00606 honoring the NWTF’s 50th anniversary and organizational 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 not only conserves wild turkeys and essential wildlife habitat, but works to make turkey hunting more accessible to those interested in the sport. We don’t do this for recognition, but we are honored by the recognition of our efforts.”
The resolution, in part, reads:
“…WHEREAS, It is the opinion of this Legislature that the continued well-being of the citizens of the State of New York is greatly enhanced and reliably served by the determined efforts 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, in keeping with such concern, and in full agreement with its ancient traditions, this Legislative Body is rightly proud to praise the National Federation of Wild Turkeys on the occasion of the celebration of its 50he Anniversary; and
WHEREAS, the National Wild Turkey Federation provides relentless support for science-based wildlife habitat management, research, and 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 in state law.
Learn more about the policy and advocacy work of the NWTF.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
Since 1973, the National Wild Turkey Federation has invested more than half a billion dollars in wildlife conservation and has conserved or improved more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. The organization continues to advance wildlife conservation, forest resiliency, and robust recreational opportunities across the US by working beyond borders at the landscape scale.
2023 is the 50th of the NWTF he anniversary and an opportunity to push the organization’s mission into the future while honoring its rich history. for his 50 he 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 the people of NWTF; and raise $5 million to build a $50 million endowment for the future. Learn how you can help us achieve these lofty goals.