Jim Lawrence serves on the MDF Board of Directors and wears many hats with MDF locally in Arizona as well having served as Chapter Chairman, State Chairman, Project Review Committee (PRC) Chairman and on the MDF Arizona Leadership Committee. Most weekends, you will find Jim and his MDF volunteers out in a remote area of Arizona, developing a new natural water spring, converting existing windmills with more efficient solar panels or removing old barbed wire fencing which is unfriendly to wildlife. Jim also received the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) 2016 “Conservationist of the Year Award. Jim is also the liaison for MDF and AZGFD’s Adopt-A-Ranch program. This program brings ranchers and wildlife groups together for the common goal of wildlife conservation.
MDF is one of the most efficient, highest ranked non–profits in America, with over 92% of its revenue going towards on the ground projects. In 2016 alone, MDF spent over 6 million dollars to support its mission.