MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Sept. 16, 2015 - Ducks Unlimited (DU) CEO Dale Hall was one of several conservation leaders who spoke during the 2015 NASCAR Green Summit in Chicago earlier this week. The summit featured a distinguished roster of participants who discussed the future of environmental sustainability and its impact on the American consumer.
"I was honored to represent the more than one million DU supporters in front of such a diverse and distinguished crowd," Hall said. "Wetland conservation for waterfowl is DU's mission, but our work has broad benefits to all people, through flood control and water quality, which, in turn, benefits all wildlife. We find that DU's conservation and sustainability goals often overlap those of many corporations, landowners, farmers and ranchers. The fact that NASCAR has incorporated conservation into their long-term strategic goals is a great step forward. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this group, and I hope DU remains an active conservation partner with NASCAR for years to come."
Along with DU, representatives from the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever and the Quality Deer Management Association also gave presentations to the group. The forum was moderated by U.S. Sportsman's Alliance CEO Nick Pinizzotto.
"There's no doubt that hunters were the first wildlife conservationists and they continue to provide a valuable economic impact across North America," Hall said. "I think the fact that six of the nation's top conservation organizations were represented during the Green Summit shows that hunters are a driving force when it comes to the sustainability of wildlife throughout the nation."
For additional information on NASCAR Green, visit www.nascar.com/green.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org. Connect with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/DucksUnlimited, follow our tweets at twitter.com/DucksUnlimited and watch DU videos at youtube.com/DucksUnlimitedInc.