January 16, 2024

Jeff Crane, President and CEO of Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Named 2024 HSCF Conservationist of the Year

January 16, 2024 (Houston, TX) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce Jeff Crane, President and CEO of Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), has been recognized as the 2024 Houston Safari Club Foundation Conservationist of the Year.

The HSCF Conservationist of the Year Award recognizes exceptional champions of conservation, either individuals or organizations, exemplifying a true servant’s heart for the outdoors. Award recipients are considered for their work related to education, advocacy, legislation, policy, environmental activities, and the protection and preservation of wildlife and habitat.

Jeff has been at the helm of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation for 19 years leading an elite team of federal and state policy experts. With more than 40 years of experience in on-the-ground natural resource management and policy expertise at the federal, state, and international levels, Jeff plays an integral role in promoting and advocating for the rights of hunters and anglers, America’s true conservationists. A life-long outdoorsman, Jeff spent five years working in the U.S. Congress and was instrumental in establishing the Maryland legislative sportsmen’s caucus prior to joining CSF. His passion and dedication to conservation extends beyond his current role at CSF having served as the Chairman of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council and Chairman of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners, and currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Legislative Policy for the Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife.

“I am truly honored to be recognized as this year’s Conservationist of the Year and want to extend my deepest gratitude to Houston Safari Club Foundation for bestowing this award upon me. As a young child, I grew up learning to appreciate our natural resources and being able to work in a field I am so incredibly passionate about is a dream come true. Conservation is not just a term we use in the policy arena; it is a sense of pride all of us hunters and anglers embody knowing we are helping to protect our natural resources for current and future generations,” stated Jeff Crane, CSF President and CEO.

“HSCF is extremely proud to honor Jeff with this award. It is only a small token of thanks for the countless hours and numerous battles he has waged in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the hunters and anglers of America, to protect the future of hunting, fishing, habitat, and wildlife,” stated Joe Betar, HSCF Executive Director.

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