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Conservation Partnerships

As an organization we envision:

  • A future in which all wildlife and private and public habitats are abundant, maintained, and enhanced;

  • A future in which hunting, trapping, and other outdoor interests are supported by the public to maintain America’s great wildlife conservation heritage and cultural traditions;

  • A future in which natural resource policies encourage, empower, and reward stewardship and responsible use;

  • And a future in which all people are committed to principles of scientific wildlife management, where wildlife is held in public trust, and where the use of resources is shared equitably and sustained for present and future generations


Orion is an active member of the American Wildlife Conservation Partners and works with as many of the 44 organizations as possible to accomplish the Orion mission as it relates to their respective membership.

Building on the strength of a diverse coalition, Orion joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. The TRCP is the largest collaborative of hunting, fishing, and conservation groups in the U.S. With the addition of Orion in 2020, the coalition stands at 60 organizational partners.


Orion is partnered with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and works with them to promote and maintain fair chase hunting traditions. Orion authors a column "Beyond Fair Chase" for BHA's quarterly Backcountry Journal. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting through education and work on behalf of wild public lands, waters, and wildlife.


Wildlife for the 21st Century: Volume V is the fifth in a series of recommendations from the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) beginning in 2001. AWCP is a consortium of 45 organizations that represent the interests of America’s millions of dedicated hunter conservationists, professional wildlife and natural resource managers, outdoor recreation users, conservation educators, and wildlife scientists.


AWCP came together in 2000 to combine the energy and wisdom of our individual organizations. While individual organizations have their own primary areas of interest, collectively we all are dedicated to ensuring the vitality of our wildlife resources and providing for sustainable public use and enjoyment of those resources under the science-based management of the state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, in cooperation with habitat and land management by the federal, state, county, and local governments. This system of wildlife conservation is known as The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

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