Created and developed by the Wildlife Management Institute and funded as a joint partnership by the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT), is a professional development program designed for non-hunting student and professional leaders within the natural resource sciences. CLfT focuses on hunting awareness and conservation education throughout the 4- and 5-day workshops that blend interactive classroom discussion with field experiences. Workshop participants engage with leading natural resource professionals and conservationists in a highly interactive educational setting.
CLfT is not intended to recruit or train the participants to be hunters. Instead, the objective is to provide participants with insights into who hunts, why hunting is important from biological, social, cultural, economic and recreational standpoints— and its role in conservation.
Program goal — to identify future and current leaders of the natural resource profession who do not hunt and provide them with an understanding of the diverse values and important roles of hunting and its impact on conservation.