Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt - NACD Signs Agreement with the National Wild Turkey Federation

Tue, 07 Aug 2018 10:54:19 CDT

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt - NACD Signs Agreement with the National Wild Turkey Federation Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) during the organization’s conservation forum and tour in Williamsburg, Va.
The MOU between NACD and NWTF establishes an agreement to enhance the productivity of wild turkey and other wildlife habitats on private lands. Additionally, the agreement signifies the commitment both organizations share to collaborate on future engagements and events. Activities include wild turkey and habitat conservation projects, delivering education materials, habitat restoration, and developing habitat enhancement techniques.


“You can’t have a healthy turkey population without healthy forests,” NACD President Brent Van Dyke said. “Today's signed agreement demonstrates the commitment both NACD and NWTF share in enhancing our natural resources, particularly through increasing forest health. This agreenment provides both entities with the unique ability to promote and implement conservation practices at the local level.”


“NWTF is well-respected partner with a network of a quarter-million members, many of whom are also members of NACD,” NACD Second Vice President Michael Crowder said. “This collaboration between our organizations solidifies the work we’ve already begun to accomplish in getting conservation on the ground. This relationship is important, and we’re excited about the opportunity to revive the agreement both organizations committed to over ten years ago.”


NACD and NWTF have worked together through a number of national efforts, including the Forests in the Farm Bill coalition. Additionally, both organizations have collaborated in several states across the country to staff wildlife biologists and other positions that otherwise would go unfilled. Through common partners like the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and state forestry agencies, NACD and NWTF are addressing resource concerns and delivering conservation programs to enhance and conserve natural resources.


“The NWTF and NACD have considerable overlap in our respective conservation missions, which is why this agreement is so significant,” NWTF Vice President of Conservation Ross Melinchuk said. “The NWTF’s 10-year Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative focuses our conservation and hunting heritage activities toward the regions of the country where we can have the most meaningful, on-the-ground impact to conserve and enhance wildlife habitat and open access to more lands for public hunting. We can’t accomplish this initiative alone. Partnerships, like the one we signed today with NACD and its 3,000 conservation districts, are the only way we can increase forest management activities on private lands from Virginia to Washington to Florida and everywhere in between."


Source - National Association of Conservation Districts




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Monday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:49:06 CST
  • Ag Groups in Oklahoma Come Out Opposed to Emergency Rule on Poultry Setbacks  Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:23:57 CST
  • Nine GOP Senators Join Committee Chair Casey Murdock on 2019 Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee   Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:27:44 CST
  • Oklahoma Breeders Share Ownership of Grand Champion Polled Bull at Western States National Hereford Show  Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:20:59 CST
  • Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule  Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:45:42 CST
  • U.S. Beef Exports Still Red-Hot; Pork Exports Slightly Below Year-Ago Level; Lamb Exports Trend Higher  Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:34:59 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2018  Sat, 08 Dec 2018 17:29:40 CST
  • The Angus Cow- Unsung Hero of Certified Angus Beef  Sat, 08 Dec 2018 16:05:53 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.