The season of giving is upon us and, with it, the opportunity to celebrate all those who give of themselves to preserve and extend our rich natural and cultural heritage. This, of course, includes the young women and men of SCA, the generous patrons who support them, and the resource managers who guide them. It also includes countless park professionals, environmental educators, local volunteers and, I am certain, you.
As this is also the season of hope, it is heartening to see such tremendous growth and activity in the conservation community and SCA is committed to extending this trend. We are providing more experiential education opportunities for members in the field and building new alliances to broaden the network of organizations, government agencies, corporations, and individuals working to address today’s increasingly complex conservation needs.
It is imperative that we all work together. We must support a new generation of emerging leaders who are entering a daunting economy and job market. We must expand opportunities for citizen stewards to help protect our public lands. And we must spur greater sustainability among people in all walks of life to ensure our quality of life advances far into the future.
Thank you for everything you have done for SCA and our planet over the past year. All of us at SCA wish you a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.