EPN Breakfast - The Future of Conservation Funding


Join this EPN Breakfast Program to learn from Kendra Wecker (the Chief of Ohio’s Division of Wildlife) and Naomi Edelson (Senior Director for Wildlife Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation; national expert on state-based conservation funding strategies), as we discuss a variety of strategies aimed at enhancing the future of wildlife conservation in Ohio. The discussion will cover traditional funding sources derived through activities such as hunting and fishing, as well as those related to taxing outdoor goods or shooting-specific sports equipment. Additional strategies include broader coalition-building with various stakeholders to expand the number of recreationists. Attendees will walk away from this program with a deeper knowledge of the most critical strategies and challenges to conserve wildlife in Ohio.