Executive Director: Steve Clark
Stephen Clark is currently the Executive Director of one of Arizona’s largest and most active wildlife conservation organizations. After 7 years as the President of the Arizona Elk Society the organization had grown from grass roots nonprofit to the place it is today. Steve’s passion for wildlife, wildlife habitat and getting youth involved in conservation has led him to be recognized by many agencies and groups.
In 2010 Stephen was awarded the Civilian Conservationist of the Year award by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. In 2012 he was chosen as a National Hero of Conservation by Field and Stream Magazine. Most recently he has been recognized as the Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s Conservationist of the year for 2015. Steve and the Arizona Elk Society have been awarded numerous awards from the Arizona Game and Fish Commission throughout the years.
Growing up in the outdoors has led Steve to feel that all of us are responsible for the environment around us. As a small business owner for 28 years he has donated thousands of hours working for wildlife and helping many organizations by serving on Boards and Committees determined to make a difference in the outdoors.
Currently besides the Arizona Elk Society, Steve sits on boards and committees dealing with forest health, wildlife issues, access issues and the Mexican Gray wolf Recovery. As a lover of the outdoors, Steve is determined to represent sportsmen and women as well as the groups he represents.
Steve has spent time in Washington DC and the Arizona State Capitol representing sportsmen on many issues dealing with our Forests, Travel Management, public land access, responsible energy development, Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery, State Wildlife Grants and our wildlife. Currently Steve sits on the State of Arizona Livestock Loss Board dealing with Mexican Grey Wolf depredation and Ranching as well as the Arizona Natural Resource Committee representing sportsmen on wildlife issues.