Thanking the Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act
November 22, 2023 •iSportsman Staff
Earlier this year, the West Virginia (WV) branch of the Army National Guard (ARNG) received the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award. This is the highest conservational recognition the Army National Guard can give, and it signifies that the WV branch is performing exemplarily in its duty of environmental stewardship and sustainability. iSportsman understands the importance of conservation in maintaining a sustainable future and ensuring our natural world is preserved for the military, outdoor recreation and more, and we wanted to highlight the great efforts displayed by the WVARNG in helping achieve this goal.
This is the highest conservational recognition the ARNG can give, and it signifies that the West Virginia branch is performing exemplarily in its duty of environmental stewardship and sustainability. To determine the winner of this award, the ARNG judges based on four different criteria: cleanup, conservation, technological innovation, and planning. Cleanup relates primarily to the remediation of existing environmental issues. Conservation concerns the ability to prevent wasteful use. Technological Innovation is about new developments in technology that aid conservation. And planning is the ability to comply with environmental laws and regulations.
Maj. Gen. Bill Crane, adjutant general said, “I am incredibly proud of this award and give credit to the men and women of the West Virginia National Guard who emphasize environmental stewardship in their everyday actions.” It’s important to remember that conservation isn’t an individual effort; instead, it’s the work of everyone that comes together that makes a difference. So, congratulations to the WVARNG for their efforts in conservation — here’s hoping that their display inspires others to preserve the environment as well.
Conservation of our environment is vital to our lives as Americans, and iSportsman is dedicated to doing our part. That’s why iSportsman designed iSportsmanARX, iSportsmanGX, and HazRDS with conservation in mind.