Wiley|Wilson Partners with National Wild Turkey Federation to Complete New Center
Wiley|Wilson and its design-build partners at Seneca Construction Management Corporation (SCMC, LLC) are providing full-scope architectural and engineering services to the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), defining the vision and scope for Phases I and II of the NWTF’s new Hunting Heritage and Outdoor Education Center (HHOEC) in Edgefield, SC.
Wiley|Wilson’s responsibilities include concept design through construction phase support for a 300-acre site development program including new site infrastructure (access roads, utilities, parking areas, and shooting ranges) and principal education and training buildings (a training center, pavilion, club house, and maintenance building).
“It is a pleasure to work with the NWTF team on this vital project, supporting their mission of ‘Save the Habitat – Save the Hunt’ and helping the organization reach the next generation of wild turkey conservationists and hunters,” explained Tom Fitzgerald, Wiley|Wilson Vice President, Project Manager. “This world-class conservation development began early in 2014 and is expected to continue for the next several years as the NWTF builds out Phases II and III of this exciting project. Critical aspects of our success on the Phase I effort included quickly connecting the design team with NWTF’s senior staff, integrating the NWTF’s conservation ethic into the development program, and designing sustainable facilities that will support hunter education and conservation training for decades to come.”
The NWTF is producing monthly videos that show how work at the HHOEC is progressing. These professionally narrated videos demonstrate the effective use of drone technology to capture construction progress and provide a bird’s-eye view of the ongoing development. A full sequence of progress from July 2014 to current day is available for viewing on the NWTFonline YouTube channel.
About the NWTF
A national nonprofit organization, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) celebrated 40 years of leadership in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America in 2014. Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state. The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Through vital partnerships with state, federal, and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and its members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America — from a mere 30,000 in the entire United States to more than 7 million across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.nwtf.org/.