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.
“There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country”
“Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best”
“We and the beasts are kin”
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you”
“The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time”
“Leave this world a little better than you found it”
“The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans”
“...conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand”
“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land”
“Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective”
“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children”