Johnny Sain named as Arkansas Wildlife Federation interim executive director

25 Jan 2017 12:09 PM | Johnny Sain

The Arkansas Wildlife federation, Arkansas’s oldest non-profit conservation organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Johnny Carrol Sain as interim executive director. 

Sain is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a BA in journalism and minor in biology. His resume includes 15 years of sales and marketing prior to becoming a freelance writer and editor focusing on the environment, nature, hunting, fishing, and rural culture. Sain is an Arkansas native from Atkins and currently resides in Dover. 

“I’m excited to join Arkansas Wildlife Federation and work to protect Arkansas’s wild places and wild things,” said Sain. “I look forward to helping the organization grow and increase its relevancy with the citizens of the Natural State as well as our political leaders.” 

“The Arkansas Wildlife Federation is very fortunate to have Johnny Sain as our interim executive director,” said Arkansas Wildlife Federation board president Ellen McNulty. “The organization looks forward to Johnny's leadership and his thought provoking perspective on everything outdoors. Johnny has proven himself to be one of Arkansas' best up and coming outdoor writers. Johnny has deep roots in Arkansas. His ability to connect people to the land gives hunters, anglers, and all other outdoor recreationists insight to the many positive ways our beautiful state sustains us all.”

Arkansas Wildlife Federation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) founded in1936 to promote conservation, responsible management and sustainable use of Arkansas’s fish, wildlife, natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities through education and advocacy. AWF is a non-partisan organization. Hunters, anglers, birders, naturalists and outdoors enthusiasts of all types make up its membership. 

The Arkansas Wildlife Federation is the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation and actively supports issues of national importance such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund, restoring the Clean Water Act to its original intent, and keeping federal public lands open and available to the public. Arkansas-specific issues include supporting the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and all efforts to keep the agency’s autonomous status, protecting Arkansas’ special places like the Buffalo National River, the nation’s first national river, and working on multi-agency and organization restoration projects like Bearcat Hollow.  

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