Land Tawney, President/CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, a national membership-conservation organization based in Missoula, MT. BHA IS dedicated to serving as the voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. As President/CEO of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Tawney has helped expanded the organization from a 1000 members to nearly 40,000 members and chapters that cover 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and one territory. Tawney has helped make sure all Americans have access to public lands and the fish and wildlife habitat when they get there. Tawney was raised in Montana, where he hunted and fished from an early age. He earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana in 2000. His conservation career now spans two decades. Prior to working at Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Tawney worked for other conservation organizations including the National Wildlife Federation and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.