In August of 2000 the Boone and Crockett Club hosted an historical conservation summit that has had a profound effect on the future of wildlife. This landmark meeting resulted in the creation of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners, a coalition of wildlife organizations focused on conservation, healthy fish and wildlife populations, and responsive management of important areas of habitat.
As of 2021, AWCP has grown to 50 organizations, including Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. AWCP member groups represent the interests of America’s millions of hunter-conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists. While individual organizations have their own primary areas of interest, collectively AWCP members are dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our wildlife resources and providing for sustainable public use and enjoyment of those resources under the science-based management of state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, in cooperation with habitat and land management by federal, tribal, state, county and local governments.
Below are joint letters with various AWCP member organizations whose signatories include BHA. They have been submitted in order to advance administrative and legislative policies at the federal and congressional levels to promote science-based fish and wildlife conservation.
To learn more about AWCP, visit: www.wildlife-partners.org