Conservation Organization Will Be the Federation’s 53rd Affiliate
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Utah Wildlife Federation joined the National Wildlife Federation today as the organization’s Utah affiliate, following a unanimous vote of the Federation’s Board of Directors. The Utah-based conservation organization, relaunched in 2020 and dedicated to protecting Utah’s wildlife and natural resources, is the National Wildlife Federation’s 53rd state and territorial affiliate.
“As America’s largest wildlife conservation organization, the National Wildlife Federation has been proud to unite wildlife advocates, hunters, anglers, hikers, gardeners, birders, and conservationists of all types to fight for wildlife throughout the nation. Welcoming the Utah Wildlife Federation to the Federation family is especially momentous, both because of Utah’s importance to conservation nationally and because the National Wildlife Federation now has an affiliate in every U.S. state,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Utah is home to iconic wildlife like Rocky Mountain Elk and Bonneville cutthroat trout and critical habitat from the red rock canyons to the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range. We are looking forward to working with the Utah Wildlife Federation to recover the Beehive State’s wildlife and to conserve and restore the state’s public lands for the benefit of all future generations.”
The Utah Wildlife Federation, relaunched in 2020, serves as a voice for Utah hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreationists focused on conserving wildlife habitat, hunting and angling opportunities and access, and American public lands now and for future generations, built through the work of people who call Utah home, based on Utah values.
“A lot of work has led to this moment. We are honored and proud to bring the Utah Wildlife Federation back into play in our home state and back in the National Wildlife Federation fold,” said Brett Prettyman, chair of the Utah Wildlife Federation. “We look forward to engaging in a wide variety of discussions and decision-making processes impacting wildlife.”
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest and most trusted conservation organization. Its 53 affiliates lead critical wildlife conservation efforts in their states and territories and pass policy resolutions each year that guide the National Wildlife Federation’s work.
The Utah Wildlife Federation is the National Wildlife Federation’s first new affiliate since the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council joined in June 2019.
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