David was an avid outdoorsman with a love of hunting and fishing, and an abiding interest in the preservation, conservation, and management of natural resources. He held a B.S. in Wildland Soils and Watershed Management from Humboldt State University and was actively involved in a variety of habitat improvement projects throughout his lifetime. David died at the age of 34 in an automobile accident in January of 2017 and this fund has been set up in honor by his parents John and Mary. It’s a means of honoring his dedication to these pursuits by enabling Affiliates of CFM to fund conservation and education projects with annual grants provided by the fund.
Only CFM affiliated organizations are eligible to apply. The purpose of these grants is to provide an opportunity for affiliates to take action on conservation by implementing projects funded in whole or in part through this fund in remembrance of David.
In 2020, John and Mary Risberg have set up a challenge for this fund and will match every dollar raised up to $50,000. Please consider donating today to these boots on the ground projects that are funded in his honor.