Orvis’s Dave Perkins Joins Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Board

A lifelong flats fisherman, Dave Perkins is excited to help conserve these important species.
Photo by Christiaan Pretorius

[Editor’s Note: As most of you surely know, Orvis takes conservation very seriously—check out our 2015 Commitment pages if you haven’t already done so—so we are especially proud to announce this great news.]

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust—whose mission is to conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and their environments through stewardship, research, education and advocacy—recently announced three new members of its Board of Directors, including David Perkins, vice chairman of The Orvis Company.

“The research that Bonefish Tarpon Trust has focused on these species will have a positive effect on their populations in the future,” said Perkins. “I am proud to help achieve the organization’s goals.”

Perkins has held numerous positions with the company since he started there in 1979. He established Orvis’s retail business as well as built its core Sporting Traditions business including the Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Schools, the endorsed lodge outfitter and guide program and The International Travel Service. An avid fly angler and wingshooter, Dave is a past board member of the Ruffed Grouse Society, past Chairman of the Board of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and is currently on the board of the Tall Timbers Research Station and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Dave lands a tarpon during a trip to the Bahia Honda Sporting Club in the Florida Keys
Photo courtesy Dave Perkins

Also elected to the board were Bill Andersen from The Andersen Firm and Stephen C. Reynolds from Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.

“Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s three new board members come from very different backgrounds, but all bring extensive board and business experience, a passion for fisheries conservation, and the willingness and know-how to aid in the organization’s continued growth in the future,” says current Board Chairman Tom Davidson. “We look forward to each of their contributions to the organization and advice and assistance to help fulfill the BTT mission.”

Click here to visit the BTT website.

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