M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology student
Sze Wing Yu work with the American Prairie Reserve
to study riparian area responses to
bison reintroduction in the Great Plains.
By supporting Clemson’s Boone and Crockett University Program, individuals and organizations passionate about wildlife conservation can help ensure the future sustainability and enhancement of game and other wildlife species on private lands. Specific benefits and impacts include the following:
- Recognition among an elite group as partners in the Clemson Boone and Crockett University Program.
- Investment in the training and education of future wildlife professionals that will provide the expertise and leadership in game and other wildlife conservation on private lands.
- Landowner focused, solution-based research that provides answers to managing game and other wildlife on private lands, as well as sound science to guide wildlife policy.
- Science-based educational programs for landowners and managers who own and manage property for game and other wildlife.
- Direct application of research results to enhance habitats on private lands that support game and other wildlife species.
- Healthy populations of game and other wildlife species for enjoyment by future generations of hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Impacts will be reported annually to partners on program activities and accomplishments. Opportunities to give in a manner that is passionate to you, as well as opportunities to be a named partner are listed below:
- Distinguished Boone and Crockett Professorship - The establishment of a Distinguished Boone and Crockett Professorship at Clemson University provides the foundation to begin efforts to enhance management of game and other wildlife species on private lands by investing in students, research and outreach.
- Undergraduate Student Scholarship Program - Recruit the best and brightest students to become Undergraduate Student Scholars and future leaders in wildlife conservation.
- Undergraduate Internship Program - Support students who intern on private lands managed for game and other wildlife, or for state and federal agencies charged with management and stewardship of wildlife resources. Undergraduate Interns will be a part of Clemson’s existing internship programs.
- Undergraduate Creative Inquiry Program- Develop a mentoring program to train undergraduate students who are tomorrow’s wildlife biologists, managers, scientists, educators, and hunters following the highly successful Clemson Creative Inquiry Program.
- Graduate Student Fellowship Program - Recruit the best and brightest students to become Graduate Student Scholars and future leaders in wildlife conservation. Student research projects will be field-based working directly with private landowners to enhance our understanding and management of game and other wildlife in managed systems (agriculture and forestry), especially lands that are leased for recreational hunting.
- Distinguished Lectureship Series - Offer quality wildlife management and conservation seminars and lectures to students, faculty, land managers, private landowners, natural resource professionals, partners, and the public by leading managers and conservationists.
- Boone and Crockett Symposium Series - Highlight research and innovative management that focuses on game management, especially on private lands in the Southeast. Leading experts, from the research community as well as wildlife practitioners in the field, will be invited as speakers and participants. The target audience will include wildlife professionals and managers, private landowners, faculty, students, and the general public.