Conservation

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In 2016, Vista Outdoor launched its “Conservation Counts” campaign to better align the company’s many conservation efforts under one mission. More

Core tenets of our conservation philosophy:

  • It is our responsibility to leave the world in a better condition than how we found it.
  • Increasing participation in outdoor recreation benefits conservation because people protect the things they value.
  • Public lands are economically and socially valuable and should be protected.
  • Public lands must be accessible.
  • Public lands should be managed for multiple uses in a sustainable manner, and tolerance between user groups should be promoted as a culture and public policy.
  • Conservation is bi-partisan.
  • Hunting and the shooting sports are critical components of conservation in North America.
  • We reject the labels that some outdoor recreationists are “consumptive users” and some are “non-consumptive”. We all have impacts. We strive for our impacts to be more positive than negative.
  • Our customers are diverse, and their motivations to be involved in the outdoors vary, but what unifies outdoor recreationists is a connection to wild places, wild things, and the enjoyment we derive from being outdoors.

Vista Outdoor Supports the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC)

Vista Outdoor Supports the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC)

Recently, Will Primos, Director of Market Development for Primos and host of the weekly TV show, Primos Truth About Hunting, spoke to the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). He talked about Vista’s mission of Bringing the World Outside, and our serious commitment to wildlife, hunter retention and recruitment. More

Vista Outdoor Sponsors The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic

Left to right: Director of Conservation Ryan Bronson, Gov Sam Brownback, Sr Media Manager Brian Kelvington, Sr Product Engineering Manager Erik Carlson

Left to right: Director of Conservation Ryan Bronson, Gov Sam Brownback, Sr Media Manager Brian Kelvington, Sr Product Engineering Manager Erik Carlson

The Midwest’s first snowstorm of the season couldn’t keep our Minnesota employees from attending The Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic More

National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

camelbak-npsThe National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating its first 100 years and all of its past accomplishments. However, this celebration is more about kicking off the second century by focusing on ways to help increase stewardship of America’s parks through conservation, recreation and preservation programs in the communities for the next 100 years. More 

Vista Outdoor Sponsors CSF Annual Banquet

mark-csfVista Outdoor was a proud title sponsor of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) 27th Annual Banquet and Auction held in Washington, D.C. on September 15.  The event was attended by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Members from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, along with leaders of the sportsmen’s community and industry. More

Vista Outdoor Supports Pheasants Forever 50 Million Times

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Vista Outdoor brand Federal Premium surpassed 50 million shotgun shells sold in support of Pheasants Forever, the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization. More

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The Conservation Reserve Program

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The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) helps America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest owners to voluntarily conserve environmentally sensitive land. In the 1985 Farm Bill the CRP supported 37 million acres, devoted to conserving soil, water, and wildlife habitat; however, in the most recent Farm Bill, it has been whittled down to 24 million acres. The CRP is designed to safeguard the nation’s natural resources. More

Royalty Programs

Vista Outdoor brands are committed to partnering with conservation organizations through product royalty programs. In FY16, we raised more than $110,000 for conservation efforts through our royalty programs.