NJOA-CF, 501(c) (4), is an alliance of influential conservation organizations that comprise the NJOA-CF council. These organizations represent: saltwater angling, freshwater angling, hunting, diving, animal welfare, forestry, and the stewardship of natural resources.
The purpose of the NJOA-CF is to advance conservation legislation and policy making in Trenton. We employ a full time government affairs group to work in conjunction with the NJOA-CF council and NJOA volunteers to orient the public to the principle of conservation as the foundation for safeguarding land, water, and fish and wildlife.
The collaborative efforts of the NJOA-CF council resulted in the following initiatives being enacted into law: Hooked on Fishing not on Drugs. Sunday Bow Hunting. Bowhunting Safety Perimeter. The council is also influential in ensuring black bear population management by means of hunting, along with public education initiatives to reduce bear/human encounters and conflicts.
NJOA-CF was the leader in creating the New Jersey Angling and Hunting Conservation Caucus. NJAHCC is New Jersey’s first legislative caucus dedicated to natural resource stewardship by emphasizing conservation (the sustainable use of natural resources) as a foundation for environmental stewardship.
The NJOACF Council includes:
Saltwater & Freshwater Angling Organizations
- Jersey Coast Angler Association
- Trout Unlimited
- NJ Beach Buggy Association
- Hudson River Fishermen’s Association
- Reef Rescue
- Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association
- Jersey Coast Shark Anglers
- Hi-Mar Striper Club
- Round Valley Trout Association
Hunting & Trapping Organizations
- New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
- United Bowhunters of NJ
- NJ Trappers Association
- NJ Fur Harvesters
- National Wild Turkey Federation
- Ruffed Grouse Society
- United Blood Trackers
Animal Welfare Organizations
Conservation, Political, Environmental Stewardship Organizations
- New Jersey Outdoor Alliance