Teaming With Wildlife – Sportsmen and Women Speaking Up for Wildlife

By Larry J. Schweiger

I was privileged to join with 20 of National Wildlife Federation’s state affiliates and many others on Wednesday night in Washington DC to celebrate Teaming with Wildlife’s accomplishments.

I’m so impressed by the many advocates for wildlife from around the country who came to speak up for safeguarding wildlife in a warming world. Their voices add to the many who have been working with National Wildlife Federation for almost 75 years, since its inception during the Great Depression (when money was also tight). Wednesday night’s courageous leaders showed what’s best about conservation, how people can come together for what they believe in and make a real difference for wildlife even in trying economic circumstances. My hat is off to the awardees Washington Wildlife Federation and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.