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Youth Recruitment & Retention


This committee will develop program and policy options to involve a new generation of youngsters in hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation activities, to improve the health and skills of youth, to help support the base of participants in activities that help fund conservation efforts, and to pass along this important part of Illinois’ heritage to a new generation.

emptyReport of this committee, with recommendations to be presented and considered at Conservation Congress, now available:

Youth Recruitment and Retention EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Youth Recruitment and Retention FULL REPORT

Committee Members
Richard J. Mark, Chair

Olivia Dorothy, 217-557-1214

Committee Meeting Dates

September 9, 2009, 1-3 PM

Rock Island County Farm Bureau
1601 52nd Ave, Suite 3
Moline, IL

September 29, 2009, 3-5 PM

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022  

Committee Meeting Agenda / Minutes

July 20, 2009 | August 12 | August 24 (Agenda) | Sept 9 | Sept 29

Committee Resources (Presentations, Reports, etc.)

July 20 Youth Committee Meeting handouts - Outdoor Recreation Report and Youth Programs Presentation

August 12 Draft Document - Citizen Survey - Future of Hunting/ Shooting Sports - National Youth Hunting Trends Report (Power Point)

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Youth programs

Conservation Congress Links

Message From Director
Policy Areas:
  Youth Recruitment and   Retention
  Access to Private Lands
  Conservation Funding
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Leave No Child Inside
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The mission of the Illinois Conservation Congress is to propose and advocate actions that can be taken by elected and appointed officials to protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Illinois, and ensure through professional management that sustainable use, recreational opportunities and enjoyment of these resources is available for this and future generations.
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