Furbearer Conservation™ is an advocacy website, resource, and think tank engaged in the discussion of sustainable use, regulated trapping, and conservation of our natural resources. We hope to promote thought provoking discussion on THE BENEFITS OF what it means to be a fur trapper in the 21st century, and champion science based wildlife management techniques which seek to foster a healthy balance of both habitat and wildlife diversity.
Since 2014, Furbearer Conservation™ has led an effort to advocate for regulated trapping and science-based wildlife management. The intent is to ensure regulated trapping continues to be utilized as an important tool for wildlife management, species diversity, and conservation for future generations to enjoy and protect.
Furbearer Conservation is also focused on public outreach to citizens about the many positive benefits modern fur-trapping poses to the Northeast’s diverse landscape; as well as presenting, in detail, the integral role trapping plays on our unique ecosystem, and conservation of wildlife.
Few conservationists champion wildlife and wild places more than the fur-trapper. This statement is solidified through the passion and desire of thousands of licensed trappers who wish to see native furbearer populations and habitat continue to flourish for millennia to come.
This website, and all associated public transactions will be strongly utilized to promote regulated trapping, wildlife management, and sustainable use of our natural resources. This site and its contributors intend to dismantle any proverbial walls put in place by certain groups or individuals with the intent to divide trappers, hunters, and state game agencies from the rest of the non-trapping public.
Additionally, the time has long come to take back the term conservation from protectionist groups and individuals who wish to preserve and restrict use and access to nature, rather than mediate and conserve it. Conservation of our wild places includes regulated use and monitoring, which is promoted through heavily restricted and regulated activities like hunting and trapping.
Furbearer Conservation has been created to open a dialogue between trappers and non-trappers alike and to solidify and sanction the Northeast trapper’s place in modern wildlife conservation.