*indicates management board member
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources*
ADCNR is Alabama’s state agency responsible for managing, conserving, and regulating use of natural lands, marine resources, fish, wildlife, and state parks.*
Chris Smith, Assistant Chief, Wildlife Section
American Bird Conservancy*
ABC is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission of conserving native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.*
EJ Williams, Vice-President, Migratory Birds and Habitats
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission*
The FWC is Florida’s state agency responsible for managing and regulating the state’s fish and wildlife resources, and enforcing related laws.
Thomas Eason, Assistant Executive Director
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources*
The KDFWR is Kentucky’s state agency responsible for the conservation of wildlife resources and for boating projects in the state.
Dan Figert, Assistant Director, Wildlife Division
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries*
The LDWF is Louisiana’s state agency charged with the responsibility of managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.
Amity Bass, Assistant Chief for Coastal and Nongame Resources Division
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks*
The MDWFP is Mississippi’s state agency responsible for programs protecting state fish and wildlife resources and their habitats, as well as administering all state parks.
Russ Walsh, Executive Wildlife Director
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative*
The NBCI is the unified strategic effort of 25 state fish and wildlife agencies and various conservation organizations to restore wild populations of bobwhite quail in this country to levels comparable to 1980.
Steve Chapman, Forestry Coordinator
National Wild Turkey Federation*
The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Derek Alkire, Conservation Field Supervisor
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency*
The TWRA is Tennessee’s state agency that works to preserve, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors.
David Hanni, Bird Conservation Coordinator
The Longleaf Alliance*
The LLA is a nonprofit organization working to ensure a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem through partnerships, landowner assistance and science-based education and outreach.
Vernon Compton, GCPEP Project Director
The Nature Conservancy*
TNC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Seth Blitch, Director Of Coastal And Marine Conservation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service*
The USFWS is the federal agency that works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Dean Demarest, Deputy Chief, Migratory Bird Division
USDA Forest Service*
The USDA USFS mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Tim Mersmann, District Ranger, Conecuh National Forest