Conservation Organizations to Know
Hunters are the largest contributors to conservation, paying for programs that benefit all Americans and wildlife. Many private organizations, large and small, are working to sustain and improve the quality of our natural resources.
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
The Delta Waterfowl Foundation is North America’s oldest waterfowl conservation organization and promotes the restoration and management of all natural resources, especially aquatic areas.
Ducks Unlimited (DU)
DU is dedicated to the betterment of waterfowl and waterfowling in all of North America. DU has helped build and restore millions of acres of prime waterfowl nesting habitat, including thousands of miles of vital protective shoreline and is working towards the development of additional nesting habitat in the United States and Canada.
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
AFWA represents the government agencies responsible for North America’s fish and wildlife resources.
International Hunter Education Association (IHEA)
IHEA is the official organization representing the interests of 69 state, provincial, and federal hunter education coordinators, and 70,000 hunter education instructors who teach hunter safety, ethics, and conservation to approximately 750,000 students each year.
Izaak Walton League of America
Some 54,000 outdoor enthusiasts are united through a network of local clubs to implement the league’s national program for clean waters and improved hunting and fishing.
National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)
NWTF is a grassroots volunteer organization organized in state and local chapters across North America dedicated to conserving wild turkeys and to preserving hunting traditions.
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
NWF is the nation’s largest member-supported conservation group working for wise conservation of all the nation’s resources.
North American Bear Center (NABC)
NABC is dedicated to the native bears and other wildlife populations of America by promoting public awareness, education, and sound wildlife management through habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.
Quail Forever is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of quail, pheasant and other upland wildlife through habitat improvement, public awareness, education and advocacy for sound land management policy.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)
RMEF works to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat and supports projects such as land protection, habitat enhancement, management, research and conservation education.
Ruffed Grouse Society
The mission of this organization is to enhance the environment for the Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock and other forest wildlife that require or utilize thick, young forests.
Safari Club International (SCI)
Safari Club International is the leader in promoting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.
Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation
SCI Foundation funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services.
The Wilderness Society
This national conservation organization works to secure the preservation of wilderness and the proper management of all federal lands.
The Wildlife Society
This association aims to establish and maintain the highest possible professional standards to develop wildlife conservation and management.
Wildlife Management Institute (WMI)
Supported by the firearms industry, WMI works to promote scientific management methods and encourages educational programs to help train people in the field of wildlife management.