I created the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation in 1996 to accomplish one thing – to give back to our natural resources. As a kid, I was lucky enough to have a father and grandfather who spent a lot of time with me outdoors hunting and fishing. I also had a dear friend, C.R. Sanders, who taught me a lot about the importance and responsibility of land stewardship.
The Foundation takes the responsibility of proper land management very seriously. From proper forestry stewardship to building wetlands, we are constantly building diversity in habitat for all wildlife species so that these properties will always be a good model for conservation, both today and in the future.
We are very excited and honored to be involved with the National Guard and ACUB programs. Being able to protect land around these military bases is truly very important. Through deed restrictions, conservation easements and simple fee purchases, we can protect these bases so that the men and women who serve our country can get the proper training that is so important to protect themselves and our country’s freedom.
As we welcome the next generation, I am proud of what the Foundation has accomplished and where we are headed. We are always looking for new partners and would like to thank all individuals and companies that have helped us be successful in this important inherited responsibility.