Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane was recently appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources. Co-Chaired by Bass Pro Shops Founder/CEO John Morris and former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal, the Panel brings together 20 leaders from various walks of the conservation world.
The Panel, announced at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri in September, will focus its efforts on developing a 21st century model for fish and wildlife conservation.
“By assembling this Panel of highly regarded leaders and problem solvers, we will find a way forward that safeguards not only vital natural resources, but also our nation’s economic prosperity and outdoor heritage,” said Morris.
As a panelist, Crane will have the opportunity to work with these leaders of conservation to ensure the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is recognized and implemented into future wildlife management.
Panelists include: Kevin Butt, Jeff Crane, John Doerr (CSF Board Member), Jim Faulstich, John Fitzpatrick, Greg Hill, Becky Humphries, Dr. Stephen Kellert, Jennifer Mull, John W. Newman, Margaret O’Gorman, Glenn Olson, Collin O’Mara, Connie S. Parker, Charlie Potter, Steve Sanetti (CSF Board Member), Lynn Scarlett, John Tomke, Dr. James Walker, Dr. Steve Williams, Bob Ziehmer, and ex office member Ron Regan.
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?