Wisconsin Senate and House of Representatives Pass Joint Resolution Honoring 50 Years of the NWTF

EDGEFIELD, SC — NWTF volunteers and staff joined state legislators in Madison, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin State Assembly to witness the passage of LRB 2479/1, a joint resolution commemorating 50 years of the delivery of the NWTF’s mission both nationally and internationally. Wisconsin.

“The Wisconsin State Chapter is honored to be recognized by our elected officials for our work and the 50th anniversary of the National Wild Turkey Federation,” said Brian Dalsing, NWTF Wisconsin State Chapter Secretary. “NWTF Wisconsin has a strong partnership with the WDNR (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), which underpins our mission and focuses on healthy habitats, hunter recruitment, retention and reactivation.”

The joint resolution, in part, reads:

“Whereas the National Wild Turkey Federation and its chapters and members have invested more than half a billion dollars to conserve or improve more than 22 million acres of critical wildlife habitat, forests, and rangelands on public and private lands since 1985 , while providing more than $8.5 million in research across North America to ensure future healthy wild turkey populations; and

Whereas, the National Wild Turkey Federation is the largest and longest-serving non-governmental management partner of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, conserving habitat on National Forest System lands for over 40 years and actively participating in the development and implementation of the USDA wildfire crisis strategy; and Whereas, The National Wild Turkey Federation works beyond land ownership lines to increase clean and abundant water, healthy forests and wildlife habitat, resilient communities, and strong recreational opportunities throughout the country, and for this work, the organization should receive special recognition; and

Whereas, the National Wild Turkey Federation, at the national level, has accomplished all of these accomplishments noted above, and volunteers from the local Wisconsin chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation were critical partners with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the wild turkey restoration in Wisconsin; and

Whereas, today, there are abundant wild turkey populations in all 72 Wisconsin counties, making Wisconsin some of the best turkey hunting in the country; and

Whereas the National Wild Turkey Federation continues to partner with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conserve wild turkey and preserve our hunting heritage in Wisconsin and across the country…”

Read the full joint resolution.

The Wisconsin state chapter recently allocated $70,000 for mission delivery in Wisconsin for 2023 alone. Learn more about what the NWTF is accomplishing at Badger State this year.

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. Find out how you can help us achieve these lofty goals.