Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

Conservation that connects

Looking beyond the expected to ensure a thriving natural world


How we see conservation

Think about this. You are handed the keys to a $25 billion-a-year industry. Your customers are passionate, generous and committed, but their numbers are dwindling. Billions are wasted.

There is little oversight and accountability. Departments duplicate efforts. In some cases, they work at cross purposes. You know what needs to be done. When it comes to conservation, so do we.

McGraw’s guiding principles are economic efficiency, entrepreneurial thought, and innovation. We believe that the future of hunting, fishing, and land management in America is keyed to fiscal reality, responsibility, and accountability. With governments under increasing pressure, it is highly unlikely that more taxpayer dollars will be forthcoming, making it all the more important that we maximize the return on investment on the money that is available.

We hold ourselves to the same standard. We pride ourselves on being a lean, efficient organization that makes the most of its time and money. Our permanent staff is very small. We assemble the very best teams possible to work on our projects. Because we set ambitious goals and deadlines, we work with resolve and urgency.

Above all we ensure that the dollars invested in conservation, the future of hunting and fishing, and land management are wisely spent, with concrete, measurable returns and accountability.

This is the model under which we operate, and it is the model we bring to natural-resource management in North America.