Sustaining North America's hunting heritage will be the focus of Conference workshop

Sustaining North America's hunting heritage will be the focus of Conference workshop

The 73rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature a full-day workshop on the development of a North American Hunting Heritage Action Plan. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2008.

The goals of the workshop are to provide a compelling case for the necessity of an unprecedented North American Hunting Heritage Action Plan to sustain hunting and wildlife management, engage agency and organization staff in the development of the Plan, and motivate individuals to provide leadership in implementing the Plan. The targeted audience for this workshop includes state agency directors, conservation organization leaders, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' committee chairs and members, and agency and organization staff involved in hunter education, recruitment and retention.

The workshop will be open to all registered Conference attendees and will include presentations and panel discussions concerning:

  • the North American Model of Conservation
  • the role that the North American Hunting Accord plays in the future of hunting
  • the forces that influence the sustainability of our hunting heritage
  • the need for a comprehensive and coordinated plan to sustain hunting into the future
  • future actions to advance development of the Hunting Heritage Action Plan

The Hunting Heritage Steering Committee and the Wildlife Management Institute are sponsoring the workshop, which will be chaired by Steve Ferrell ( and cochaired by James Earl Kennamer ( More information and a final agenda will be available later this year.

July 08, 2007