May 7, 2013

We Can Do Better

Normally I post deep thoughts about matters of conservation policy. Today I will rant. Just over a week ago I met two friends, packed up the car in Washington, D.C., and headed for Pennsylvania’s...

April 30, 2013

The TRCP and Guns

I want to address the common questions that we get along the lines of, “Why hasn’t the TRCP taken a position on gun control?” The TRCP was created in 2002 with a very focused...

January 29, 2013

Setting Priorities and Taking Names

Leadership, tenacity and foresight are three traits of Theodore Roosevelt’s that I most admire. T.R. embodied a certain largeness of character that is, of course, not unusual for many in the political arena. But while the man certainly...

January 8, 2013

What Happened in 2012?

From the standpoint of conservation, 2012 will be remembered more for what did not happen than what did happen. Justifying its place in history as the least productive Congress of all time, the 112th...

November 5, 2012

Cast your Vote.

Voting can be summarized in a simple statement: if you don’t participate in the process, don’t complain about the results. When the 2012 election season draws to an end tomorrow night, most of the...

September 18, 2012

Making Lands Work for Wildlife

This Sunday, Sept. 16, Dave White and Dan Ashe, the heads of the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, respectively, attended the TRCP’s annual Western Media Summit and briefed...

September 11, 2012

So Much Already Has Been Said…

A lot already has been said to memorialize Sept. 11 – from tales of heroism to reflections on patriotism and stories of recovery. Talking about something that’s been addressed by so many people already...



The precipitous drop in hunter participation should be a call to action for all sportsmen and women, because it will have a significant ripple effect on key conservation funding models.

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