As the result of a violation of the Endangered Species Act, Ross Jackson, of Colorado, resigned as a DSC Director, effective April 27, 2018. Jackson previously served as a vice-president on the board. DSC and the members of its board were unaware that these violations had taken place until they were made public by the Department of Justice.
DSC’s mission is to ensure the conservation of wildlife through public engagement, education and advocacy for well-regulated hunting and sustainable use. The vision of DSC is a society that values wildlife, engages in its conservation and understands and supports the role of well-regulated hunting in the sustainable use of wild resources. DSC is also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which has determined that well-regulated hunting is a proven, successful wildlife management principle.
The acts for which Jackson pled guilty are in direct conflict with DSC’s mission and vision. In accordance with the organization’s bylaws, his membership was revoked effective May 7, 2018.
Updated: May 8, 2018