Participants Train to Lead Proceedings at SHIFT Festival
The Emerging Leaders Program (“ELP”) trains a diverse group of outdoor recreationists to help revitalize conservation by making it relevant to all Americans. In conjunction with The Teton Science Schools, participants receive three days of training in advance of The SHIFT Festival (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow), which prepares them to help lead the proceedings.
Out of more than 150 applicants from around the country, Charles is one of 30 accepted into the program. He and the other participants will converge in Jackson Hole, WY on October 12 to prepare for the 2018 SHIFT Festival which begins October 16.
Charles attended the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, where he earned his B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Sciences and Forest Resources respectively. In his current role as the Georgia R3 Coordinator at GWF, he is working to secure the future of hunting and wildlife conservation by acting as the strategic conduit between stakeholders from industry, agency, and non-governmental organizations.
Georgia’s R3 program is a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, National Wild Turkey Federation, Quality Deer Management Association, and Safari Club International.