What is The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo?

The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo; Conservation, Preservation and Growing Future Generations of Leaders

The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo isn’t just focused on highlighting outdoor recreation. Our roots run deep in advocacy to support conservation efforts and the protection of wetlands.  The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo is an event created and run by Idaho Ducks Unlimited raising money to help preserve our treasured lands and protect wildlife.

So what does Ducks Unlimited do? A number of things. With Idaho membership of over seven thousand, Ducks Unlimited nationally works with chapters all over the country to promote education programs, youth programs, volunteer efforts to maintain and conserve wetlands, and raise funds for conservation programs across the state. Last year alone, Ducks Unlimited of Idaho raised over $523,000 dollars for conservation efforts, all through grassroots efforts. These funds were put to work to conserve 33,215 acres of land in Idaho. This outstanding effort could only be made possible through thousands of volunteers working together for a common vision; to keep our beautiful Idaho lands pristine for generations to follow.

Volunteer efforts and raising funds for conservation are just one wing of our efforts. We also promote youth education and a lifetime of knowledge with their Green Wing program. Green Wings works to get kids involved in community programming, volunteer efforts, and outdoor experiences.

Since 1937, DU has conserved more than 14 million acres of waterfowl habitat across North America. These regional initiatives, organized locally, function to connect people and resources with critical habitats, and recognize each region’s role in sustaining the future of waterfowl and our environment.

When you support the Great Northwest Outdoor Expo, know that you are supporting conservation, our wetlands, youth education, and growing the next generation of leadership right here in the great Northwest.

What is the Great Northwest Outdoor Expo?

Daddy look! There is a big fish!The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo, presented by Peterson, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, RAM is coming to Idaho!  June 29 – July 1, 2018, the doors will open and the greatest outdoor expo in the Northwest will commence!  An interactive experience for everything outdoors. This event will take place at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho, which is located just 15 minutes outside of Boise, the state’s capital.

The goal of the expo is to provide educational opportunities. Join us for hands-on activities, exhibitors showcasing the latest in hunting, fishing and camping gear, educational seminars, great food, a VIP dinner and more. Get hands-on with some of the latest outdoor innovations and gear with product demonstrations. Funds raised during this event go towards wetland and wildlife conservation.

Whether you’re a newbie just finishing hunter’s education and gearing up for your first big game hunt or an old pro looking to learn about the latest in GPS technology, there will be opportunities for everyone. Vendors and exhibitors will take advantage of more than 20 acres of outdoor areas and thousands of square feet of indoor exhibit area, to showcase their tools, toys and vehicles.

Visitors attending the Great Northwest Outdoor Expo can expect an educational and interactive experience. Vendors from all over the northwest will represent all sorts of outdoor passions, including hunting, fishing, camping, ATVs, RVs, trucks, sporting dogs, cooking demonstrations, and so much more.

This event is family and dog-friendly, so bring everyone and don’t miss out on the Great Northwest Outdoor Expo, 2018.

Why is the GNOE in Idaho?

We believe the Northwest is home to not only some of the most stunning outdoors, but also to some of the most passionate outdoor enthusiasts around. Yet despite the great setting, the Northwest region has yet to see this type of expo. That all changes this summer.

This event is hosted by Ducks Unlimited, the world’s leader in wetland and waterfowl conservation for over 80 years now. The organization relies heavily on volunteers; work is done on the backs of hard-working outdoor enthusiasts. Its members are conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts who live primarily throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additional conservation groups will be on hand to educate visitors and shine the spotlight on smart environmental practices, and the prolific outdoor adventure opportunities right here in the Great Northwest.

Mond Warren, Ducks Unlimited Regional Director for the State of Idaho, had a vision to host this event in Idaho as a way to inform and educate people on the outdoors. “The northwest is one of the world’s best places for recreationists and outdoor enthusiasts to still experience nature in all of its magnificence,” says Warren. “We were driven to create an outdoor expo that does its best to duplicate that experience and provide vendors and visitors the ultimate opportunity to share their passion for the outdoors.”

Businesses interested in sponsorships and exhibitor booths are encouraged to learn more about the great opportunities available.  Please contact Mond Warren or Drew Allen (Idaho State Publicity Chairman) for additional information.