America's Wild Outdoors

America's Wild Outdoors

An evening benefiting the National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners gathered on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Washington, DC to celebrate America’s Wild Outdoors, an evening that highlighted the collaborative conservation work of the National Wildlife Federation to increase wildlife populations, protect America's cherished landscapes, and educate future generations of conservationists. The event also honored three incredible forces of nature helping the National Wildlife Federation lead these efforts.

Event Photos

To see photos from the event, check out our album.

Johnny Morris holding a fish


Johnny Morris, Founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops
Jay N. “Ding” Darling Conservation Award

U.S. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware

The Honorable Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware
National Conservation Achievement Award

U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine

The Honorable Susan Collins, U.S. Senator for Maine
National Conservation Achievement Award

Special Appearance by:

David Mizejewski

David Mizejewski and His Favorite Wildlife Ambassadors
David Mizejewski is a media personality, author, blogger, and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He is also co-host of NatGeo WILD’s new prime time television series Pet Talk and a regular guest, along with his animal ambassadors, on Conan, The Wendy Williams Show, Inside Edition, and NBC’s Today Show.



As of March 28, 2018.

Grizzly Bear


Bass Pro Shops


Steelhead Trout

An Environmental Trust, Inc.

American Forest Foundation & Northland Forest Products

Ambassador Alan & Melinda Blinken

Deborah C. Spalding

Van Kerrebrook & Associates, P.C.

Bruce Wallace & Susie Cannell

League of Conservation Voters Logo

Outdoor Sportman Group Logo


Bee Rock & Nicole Wood

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Conserve-A-Nation® Program by Alliant Insurance

Environmental Defense Fund

Furniture Row Racing LLC

Arthur J. Gallagher



RWT Production

Whooping Crane

Amalgamated Bank Charitable Foundation

Miranda & Roger Ballentine

Barbara J. Bramble

BrightKey, Inc.

Cheiron Inc.

Direct Mail Processors, Inc.

Ducks Unlimited

Engaging Networks

E. Wayne Nordberg



Elysabeth Kleinhans

Brian Preston

Raffa, P.C.

Carolyn & Paul Rizza

John Robbins

Phil Roos

Leslie & Robert Speidel

Julia R. Swords



Beth Viola & Michael McAdams


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