BHA Brings on Trevor Hubbs to Lead Armed Forces Initiative

News for Immediate Release
Feb. 8, 2022
Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, [email protected]

Experienced in building programs into flexible and resilient organizations, Hubbs brings veteran experience and vision to BHA's Armed Forces Initiative

MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has hired Trevor Hubbs, a veteran Airborne infantryman and skilled project manager to lead BHA's Armed Forces Initiative.

"Trevor's experience and vision for BHA's Armed Forces Initiative will grow and advance this important outreach to veterans and active duty military members – individuals who are hungry to experience our public lands and waters," said BHA President and CEO Land Tawney. "I couldn't be more excited to see how AFI becomes an even stronger part of our organization under Trevor's leadership."

Hubbs is already planning the next steps for the Armed Forces Initiative to bring public lands and waters to military installations in the United States and Canada.

"Eighteen months after BHA launched the Armed Forces Initiative, we've proven the concept of taking members of the military community into our wild public lands, recruiting these incredibly skilled, passionate and motivated individuals into BHA, and building their support of our conservation mission," Hubbs said. "Moving forward we need to enable success for our state, province or installation-based leaders to re-create our success on a local level and expand the AFI program to every part of North America."

A Southern Illinoisan, Hubbs grew up running hound dogs for raccoons, hunting for quail and training waterfowl dogs. Hubbs joined the Army after high school and got his jump wings, serving as an Infantry squad leader for 6 years before getting his bachelor's degree while serving as an ROTC instructor at Eastern Illinois University. Hubbs received his graduate degree from Notre Dame University in 2019 and began volunteering for AFI in 2021, running skills camps and working closely with the program.

Launched in mid-2020, in 2022 BHA's Armed Forces Initiative has grown to include nearly 2,000 AFI members across 19 military installations, 48 states, Washington, D.C., two Canadian provinces and one territory. In 2021, the program took more than 200 veterans into the backcountry hunting, fishing or completing habitat projects. Plans are on track to double that number in 2022.

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