About the Camp Fire Program in Wildlife Conservation
The Camp Fire Program in Wildlife Conservation is an interdisciplinary team of graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.
Our team works at the nexus of conservation science and policy to address contemporary issues of national and international relevance in wildlife conservation. We apply cutting-edge analytical approaches to field-based studies of carnivore and ungulate ecology and conservation, including their interactions with humans, and design our research to directly inform policies that facilitate effective management. We emphasize educational opportunities that prepare the next generation of innovative and policy-oriented conservation scientists.
About the Camp Fire Conservation Fund
The Camp Fire Conservation Fund, Inc. was created in 1977 as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) membership organization, with offices on the Camp-Fire Club of America’s preserve in Chappaqua, NY.
The Fund is a membership organization dedicated:
- To inform both the general public and governmental agencies regarding intelligent use of what remains of our natural resources. We believe that our resources should be enjoyed, perpetuated, and improved, not squandered.
- To restore and publicize the role of the sportsman as a conservationist, the original conservationist.
- To organize and fund educational and public information projects. This includes publications as they relate to conservation and wildlife management, linked to hunting, fishing, and shooting sports activities.
- To coordinate the effort of sportsmens’ and conservation organizations. It is only through concerted effort of all interested groups that sportsmen can recapture their position and wield the influence necessary for constructive change.
- To support wildlife conservation research, including game and non-game species with emphasis on programs related to the conservation activities of hunters and fishermen.
- To support land use research and education, again with the emphasis on continuing use for hunting and related outdoor recreation.
Since 1977, the activities of the Fund have coincided with the aims of the Camp-Fire Club’s Conservation Committee; although a separate entity in its own right, in effect, the Fund is the financial arm of the Camp-Fire Club’s conservation activities. The success of our endeavors is dependent on continued financial donations from within and outside the membership of Camp-Fire Club of America. Learn more at the Camp Fire Conservation Fund website.