New BHA hires in Northeast and Southeast are working with chapters to develop membership, increase public entry, preserve invaluable habitat

MISSOULA, Mont. – Persevering with to ramp up its efforts on behalf of North America’s wild public lands, waters and wildlife, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers introduced at the moment two new hires: Chris Hennessey as Northeast public lands coordinator and Josh Kaywood as Southeast chapter coordinator. Each convey experience in grassroots organizing, coverage prowess and genuine sportsmen’s values to the rapidly rising group.

“Jap sportsmen and ladies have at all times been a few of the most outspoken defenders of our public lands and waters. Look no additional than Theodore Roosevelt,” mentioned BHA President and CEO Land Tawney. “We at BHA are proud to face shoulder to shoulder with them within the ongoing efforts for conservation and public entry. Including two robust sportsmen advocates within the area – Chris Hennessey within the Northeast and Josh Kaywood within the Southeast – will allow us to change into much more efficient in two beforehand underserved areas. We’re thrilled to have each of them be part of Group BHA.”

Chris Hennessey will work with BHA chapter leaders in New York and Pennsylvania to extend membership, preserve robust, succesful chapters and mobilize sportsmen to advance sound pure assets coverage. He grew up in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a ardour for searching and fishing. Now residing in State Faculty, he pursues fish and recreation among the many ridges and valleys of the Allegheny Mountains.

“I’ve fished, hunted and hiked on public lands from Maine to Washington, and I’m a profound believer that these lands and the advantages they supply are a vital a part of our American heritage,” Hennessey mentioned. “I’m proud to be working with like-minded of us in New York and Pennsylvania to protect our wild areas for future generations.”

Josh Kaywood is a founding member of BHA’s Southeast chapter and served as its first chair. He grew up backpacking, climbing and kayaking within the Blue Ridge Mountains after which, whereas attending faculty on the College of Mississippi, was launched to a brand new panorama, the Mississippi Delta, the place he fell in love with waterfowl searching. The cypress swamps and fields of the delta led to his rising pursuits in small recreation searching, bowhunting whitetails and black bears.

Kaywood mentioned, “I’ve been fortunate to have the chance to hunt, fish and discover public lands throughout North America. These experiences have essentially knowledgeable my understanding of the world. It’s an honor to serve fellow sportsmen in conserving and sustaining entry to those wild locations which might be an vital a part of our tradition – and our freedom to roam.”

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers was shaped round an Oregon campfire in 2004. With chapters in 35 states, two Canadian provinces and Washington, D.C., BHA brings an genuine, knowledgeable, boots-on-the-ground voice to the conservation of public lands.

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