The DePauw University Conservation Club was recently established to provide a community for students who share similar interests in conservation and nature. The DePauw University Conservation Club allows its members to learn more about conservation and provide direct results to local, state, and national projects to preserve and improve land. We believe that sharing the North American Conservation Model both in intellectual conversations and hands on work on the ground and in the field will benefit our members and allow them to carry on their passions of conservation into the world. We strive to raise private revenue through various fundraising efforts in order to complete the projects we take on locally to make a difference in our community. We would also like to create a yearly event to spread the world of conservation into our local community through a youth outreach program, and a one day introduction to wildlife, habitat, and the benefits of spending time in the outdoors. We believe that land and wildlife are both precious resource that need to be conserved and managed. We are excited to share our message with the rest of the conservation community, as well as with the rest of the world. The land and its resources are the source of our passions; we pledge to do whatever we can to help keep them thriving.

As founder of the DePauw University Conservation Club, I fully encourage all folks of the younger generation to step up and make a difference. Power lies in our generation; we have the full potential to make a substantial difference in the world of conservation. There are plenty of people willing to help in starting such organizations as the DePauw University Conservation Club. All it takes is a dedicated few to spearhead the operation and others will join, and through the process you will make new connections and more importantly lifetime friends that share the same passion as you. If you are considering starting such an organization feel free to contact me at mitch@huntinglife.com for advice on initial presentation and planning. Stay tuned for updates from the DePauw University Conservation Club throughout the year.