NWTF and AFF Sign Agree­ment to Pro­mote Sus­tain­able Forestry

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The Na­tional Wild Turkey Fed­er­a­tion (NWTF) and the Amer­i­can For­est Foun­da­tion (AFF) have an­nounced an ex­cit­ing new part­ner­ship pro­mot­ing well-man­aged and healthy fam­i­ly­owned forest­land.

The two or­ga­ni­za­tions have es­tab­lished a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing that helps en­sure well­man­aged forests for the ben­e­fit of wildlife and peo­ple who en­joy them.

“The Amer­i­can For­est Foun­da­tion and NWTF share a strong com­mit­ment to pro­mot­ing and main­tain­ing the health of our forests,” said Ge­orge Thorn­ton, NWTF CEO. “This part­ner­ship will pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to strengthen our forests and the habi­tats they pro­vide for wildlife, for sports­men and for ev­ery­one to en­joy.”

The agree­ment es­tab­lishes a part­ner­ship for co­op­er­a­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion to pro­mote ac­tive, re­spon­si­ble for­est man­age­ment and stew­ard­ship of fam­ily forests, par­tic­u­larly in over­lap­ping fo­cal ar­eas be­tween the AFF and the NWTF.

“Sev­eral re­cent stud­ies have shown that one of the main rea­sons fam­i­lies own their land is to pro­tect and im­prove wildlife habi­tat,” said Tom Martin, pres­i­dent and CEO of the AFF. “While some man­age their land for wildlife habi­tat, a large per­cent­age ac­knowl­edges they could be do­ing more. Through this part­ner­ship, our groups will work to­gether to ed­u­cate more fam­ily for­est own­ers about the ben­e­fits of us­ing sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment tech­niques on their land.” For more in­for­ma­tion, visit nwtf.org.

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