Tag: USDA Forest Service

  • NWTF praises appointment of Moore as Forest Service Chief

    EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation applauds U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s appointment of Randy Moore as chief of the USDA Forest Service. Moore has been serving as regional forester in the Pacific Southwest Region in California since 2007, where he was responsible for 20 million acres on 18 national forests. Additionally, he has […]

  • NWTF Congratulates U.S. Forest Service Chief on Retirement

    EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation congratulates USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen on her upcoming retirement in August. For more than 40 years, the Forest Service has been the NWTF’s largest federal conservation partner, helping us to impact more than 20 million acres of wildlife habitat across public and private lands through stewardship agreements, […]

  • TREE PLANTING ENCOURAGED DURING PANDEMIC – CONNECTING WITH OUR NATURAL WORLD

    EAGLE RIVER, WI – What can tree planting do to help with the Coronavirus pandemic? During this time when all of our lives are continuing to be impacted by COVID-19, making a physical connection with nature can have a positive effect on your health – and the health of our natural resources. “Hands-on activities like tree […]

  • NWTF Chapters Earn Save the Habitat Awards

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The National Wild Turkey Federation presented six Save the Habitat awards for outstanding achievement in helping the NWTF work toward its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative goal for acres conserved or enhanced. Representatives from the Huachuca Gould’s Chapter and the Florida, Minnesota, Wyoming, South Carolina and Indiana state chapters accepted Save the […]

  • NWTF Shares Support for Hoosier National Forest Management and Restoration Efforts

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation strongly supports the USDA Forest Service’s Houston South Vegetation Management and Restoration Project in the Brownstown Ranger District of Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest. The project sets out to accomplish goals established in the 2006 Hoosier National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, commonly referred to as the […]

  • Southwest Colorado forests, communities get boost from new collaborative initiative

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. — An unprecedented gathering of Colorado’s land managers, natural resource partners, utility providers and nonprofit organizations have selected Southwest Colorado to be the focus of a new effort to increase the resilience of Colorado’s forests and communities. A diverse group of 30 organizations have joined forces as the “Rocky Mountain Restoration Initiative” to […]

  • New initiative capitalizes on shared-stewardship opportunities in Colorado

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. — A new initiative is hoping to increase the effectiveness of projects aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire to communities, enhancing recreation, and improving water, wildlife and forest conservation in the Rocky Mountains. Co-convened by the USDA Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Region and the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Rocky Mountain […]