What is The Nature Conservancy's position on hunting and fishing?
In general, the Conservancy does not take a formal position either for or against hunting or fishing.
Because our primary focus has always been to protect the entire spectrum of native biological diversity, we do not encourage hunting or fishing on the majority of conservation sites that we own or manage. At the same time, when these activities are carried out within the guidelines of applicable state and federal laws, we would not oppose those who wish to take part in them.
For more information, please refer to this document that outlines our approach to hunting and fishing.
If you would like to know whether hunting or fishing is allowed on a particular preserve, please contact the chapter office in the state in which the preserve is located.
October 25, 2013