At the December meeting Kevin Vella of the Nation Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will be making a presentation on the National Wild Turkey Federation’s work on habitat restoration across the nation.
The goal of the NWTF is to “Save the Habitat – Save the Hunt”. Their objective is to conserve or enhance four million acres of wildlife habitat across the nation. The work they do to improve wildlife habitat also improves forest and watershed health, which is a key part of our mission. Under a Master Stewardship Agreement with the US Forest Service the NWTF manages and finances forest restoration projects under Forest Service guidance on National Forest Lands. Potential projects to improve forest and watershed health that the ABC does not have the proven capacity to manage could be completed by the NWTF.
Kevin Vella is a Wildlife Biologist for the NWTF, and is responsible for all their conservation efforts in California and Nevada. He grew up in Calistoga, CA at the northern end of the Napa Valley, where he began his passion for natural resource management. In 2011 Kevin graduated from Humboldt State University with a BS in Wildlife Management. In 2014 he began working for the NWTF, and has developed a skillset in utilizing stewardship agreements with the Forest Service to help fund and increase pace and scale of forest health and restoration projects.
The December meeting is scheduled for Tuesday December 4th at 6:00 pm at Turtle Rock Park.