Members,
Below is a summary of the Conservation Summit that was held at the Bassmaster Classic in Greenville SC.
Thursday, March 3rd

  • Conservation Director Appreciation Dinner

Friday March 4th

  • Grants that are available from AFTCO, Mossyback and Friends of Reservoirs
  • The Army Corps of Engineers gave an invasive species update
  • We had a plant ID session given by Aquatic Plant Systems and Duke Energy
  • Reception sponsored by Mercury Marine & the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation

Saturday March 5th

  • Aquatic plant introduction projects
  • Artificial Structures – Habitat is where it’s at
  • Conservation Awards Banquet

Sunday March 6th

  • Websites & Social Media
  • Web content
  • Working with local media, news releases
  • Understanding angler values for better communication

I am also working with a group of like minded anglers and other organizations on access issues throughout the state. The attachment contains a list of NJ lakes and the issues that have been brought to our attention. If you know of an issue on another body of water please feel free to email me to get it added to the list. That being said we are talking about politics. Politics don’t move at a fast pace. Please be patient as these issues will take time to resolve. 
Thank you!

Ed String – NJ B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Director