EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation is proud to hear that Kurt Dyroff, NWTF chief business and finance officer, has been appointed to Idaho Governor Brad Little’s recently announced Shared Stewardship advisory committee.
The panel will help provide advice on the state’s new Shared Stewardship initiative aimed at reducing wildfire risk, improving forest health and supporting jobs through active land management.
“I am honored and excited to be part of Governor Little’s Shared Stewardship Initiative,” Dyroff said. “Idaho is leading the charge, and we hope this will serve as a template to increase the pace and scale of effective and sustainable forest management across the country.”
According to the official release announcing the committee, a goal of the Shared Stewardship initiative is to double the number of acres treated on federal forests in Idaho by 2025. Already, 6.1 million acres have been federally designated for forest restoration due to insect or disease infestation.
“The protection of our rural communities and the health of our forests are critical issues that go beyond just one government agency or interest,” Governor Little said in the official release. “These individuals are leaders in forest management and policy, and I appreciate them stepping up to ensure we consider all aspects to effectively implement Shared Stewardship in Idaho.”
In addition to the NWTF, the advisory panel includes representation from the governor’s office, state legislature, forest manufacturing and logging industry, private landowners, tribes, various councils, as well as county, state and federal government.
To read more about the panel and the state’s Shared Stewardship initiative, read the release from the governor’s office.
About the National Wild Turkey Federation
When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters’ rights. The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is a charge that mobilizes science, fundraising and devoted volunteers to conserve or enhance 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruit 1.5 million hunters and open access to 500,000 acres for hunting. For more information, visit NWTF.org.