TRCP Honors Sportsman-Conservationist Leaders


Tonight, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership will honor philanthropist and businessman Paul Tudor Jones II, Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the sixth annual TRCP Capital Conservation Awards Dinner.

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Paul Tudor Jones, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran
recognized at 6th annual awards dinner

WASHINGTON – Tonight, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership will honor philanthropist and businessman Paul Tudor Jones II, Sen. Thad Cochran and Sen. Debbie Stabenow at the sixth annual TRCP Capital Conservation Awards Dinner. The gala event recognizes the contributions of leaders in the sportsmen’s community, uniting policymakers, conservationists, hunters and anglers to celebrate the TRCP’s mission, Roosevelt’s vision and America’s outdoors heritage.
Jones is founder, co-chairman, chief investment officer and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corp., part of the Tudor Group, a group of affiliated companies engaged in trading in the fixed income, equity, currency and commodity markets. Tudor Investment Corp. manages approximately $13.6 billion and employs approximately 370 personnel in its asset management business. Jones is a portfolio manager focusing on discretionary macro trading and is a principal risk taker for the firm’s flagship fund, The Tudor BVI Global Portfolio L.P., and the sole risk taker for Tudor Futures Fund. He is the former chairman and a current board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the current chairman of The Everglades Foundation.
“Above all, Paul Tudor Jones is a pragmatic conservationist who understands instinctively that people are part of the land and that we are duty-bound to leave a natural legacy to future generations,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh. “He is a tireless champion for America’s Everglades, Africa’s rhinos and elephants, and the power of public-private partnerships to conserve the lands and waters that sustain us all.”
Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran are the recipients of the TRCP James D. Range Conservation Award, named for the TRCP’s co-founder and visionary.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow from Michigan serves as chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. She led the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, which makes historic investments in conservation across the country and reflects the diversity of our country’s waterways, wetlands and forests. Her efforts resulted in the bill including critical reforms to improve conservation efforts, in particular an historic agreement between conservation and farm groups that links conservation compliance with crop insurance. The bill also streamlines the conservation easements program that protects agricultural lands and wetlands for generations to come and creates regional partnerships that will unite producers, conservation groups and local communities to address critical water quality issues in waterways across the country.
“As chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Stabenow played a crucial role in passage of a Farm Bill whose positive impact on private lands conservation will be unprecedented,” stated Fosburgh. “Her dedication and strong advocacy to brokering a conservation-minded Farm Bill will reap great benefits for sportsmen, fish and wildlife, and our economy. We would not be where we are today without her leadership and unrelenting efforts.”
A member of the Senate Agriculture Committee since his election to the Senate in 1978, Thad Cochran of Mississippi has consistently supported strong forestry and conservation programs that contribute to the nation’s economic and natural heritage. In crafting the 2014 Farm Bill, Cochran worked to strengthen programs to enhance conservation, watershed protection and forestry policies.
“Senator Cochran’s commitment to finalizing the 2014 Farm Bill represents a victory for sportsmen, for private lands conservation and for bipartisan compromise that often is lacking in Washington, D.C.,” said Fosburgh. “The years of diligent work by the senator and other forward-thinking congressional leaders in advancing this Farm Bill will improve the state of our nation’s natural resources and our outdoors-reliant economy.
“Senators Stabenow and Cochran not only produced a very good Farm Bill for sportsmen and the nation; they also demonstrated how Congress is supposed to work by reaching across the aisle and putting the country ahead of politics,” Fosburgh added.
Presenters at the event include Ken Salazar, former secretary of the Interior; James Cummins, executive director of Wildlife Mississippi; and Sen. Jon Tester of Montana.
The Capital Conservation Awards Dinner is taking place at the Decatur House on Lafayette Square in the heart of Washington, D.C.
 Read the TRCP 2014 Conservation Policy Agenda.

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