NWTF Recognizes Conservation Partners During Convention


Mar 11, 2001
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NWTF Recognizes Conservation Partners During Convention


EDGEFIELD, South Carolina ?The National Wild Turkey Federation recently recognized two corporate partners for their continued support of the Energy for Wildlife program during the NWTF's annual National Convention and Sport Show.

CNX Gas Corporation was recognized as a Diamond Life member of the NWTF and also a member of the Energy for Wildlife program.

CNX Gas Corporation, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., is an independent natural gas exploration, development, production and gathering company operating in the Appalachian Basin of the United States and is a leading producer of coalbed methane.

Trees, Inc., was presented plaque in recognition of their contributions, which have reached the NWTF's Silver Life Sponsor level, as well as their involvement in the Federation's Energy for Wildlife program.

Trees, Inc. is a provider of professional vegetation management services to utility and municipal customers nationwide. As a market leader in the industry, Trees, Inc. has developed a reputation for professionalism, quality, safety, and dependability among some of the nation's largest utility companies.

"These two companies have set their organizations apart from other companies in the energy industry," said Jay Jordan, NWTF's Energy for Wildlife coordinator. "The companies are committed not only to providing safe, reliable energy for their customers, but are also dedicated to improving habitats for wildlife wherever possible."

Energy for Wildlife was created by the NWTF in response to the utility industry's need for assistance in managing the millions of acres of rights of way and other land that could potentially provide ideal habitat for a number of wildlife species. Managing openings can provide beneficial habitat for many plant and wildlife species, including wild turkeys.

NWTF's Energy for Wildlife program staff works directly with energy companies to integrate wildlife management activities into their land management programs. When participating companies have implemented the wildlife component of their management plans, they will become a certified member of the program.

Any company that is involved in the production, transmission, or distribution of energy is eligible to become a member of the Energy for Wildlife program.

Media Contact:
Brian Dowler at (803) 637-3106 or bdowler@nwtf.net.

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