The TRCP’s Tom Franklin was reappointed for a second term to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council .
Tom Franklin, Senior Director of Science and Policy for the TRCP, has been reappointed to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council. As part of the 18-member council, Franklin will help advise the government on sportsmen’s issues and work to sustain America’s hunting heritage.
“I am enthusiastic about helping advance the sportsmen’s conservation agenda with the TRCP’s many partners in government, the conservation community and the outdoor industry,” said Franklin. “This council indicates a commitment by the Obama administration that fish and wildlife habitat conservation and high-quality hunting opportunities for Americans will be priorities.”
Franklin was on the initial council founded in 2010, and will serve on the council for a three-year term. The council’s primary goal is to promote and preserve America’s hunting heritage for future generations.
The WHHCC provides a forum for sportsmen to advise the federal government on policies related to wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that (a) benefit recreational hunting; (b) benefit wildlife resources; and (c) encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation community, the shooting and hunting sports industry, wildlife conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes and the federal government.
Franklin’s decades-long career in conservation includes positions as conservation director of the Izaak Walton League of America, executive director of the Urban Wildlife Research Center and wildlife policy director of The Wildlife Society.
In addition to Franklin, several of the TRCP’s partners were also appointed to the council, including John Tomke from Ducks Unlimited, Howard Vincent from Pheasants Forever, Robert Manes from The Nature Conservancy and Steve Williams from the Wildlife Management Institute.
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