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District of Conservation

121 EpisodesProduced by Gabriella HoffmanWebsite

District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to… read more

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EP 51: Mark Oliva of National Shooting Sports Foundation

In Episode 51 of District of Conservation, Gabriella ventured to the Washington, D.C., office of the National Shooting Sports Foundation to sit down with Mark Oliva, the trade association's Director of Public Affairs. NSSF annually puts on SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and boasts well over 10,000 members. 

Mark discussed: 

  • His military career and how he landed in public affairs
  • His role at NSSF
  • How NSSF differs from NRA, GOA, and Second Amendment Foundation
  • What NSSF's platform is and its various programs
  • What's on the docket in Congress and elsewhere
  • Pittman-Robertson Act Funds


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