Youth outdoor involvement paramount for newly formed chapter.
Tehama County, Calif. –-(Ammoland.com)- Pheasant hunters and conservationists in and around Red Bluff, California, have formed the state’s newest Pheasants Forever chapter.
Known as the Red Bluff Pheasants Forever chapter, the group is dedicated to getting local youth involved in outdoor and conservation activities.
The Red Bluff Pheasants Forever chapter is led by President Brian Riley of Red Bluff. An avid pheasant hunter and owner of Red Banks Outfitters, Riley is concentrated on giving youth the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.
“Getting youth involved with California’s outdoor heritage is priority number one for the Red Bluff Pheasants Forever chapter,” notes Riley. “Without their participation, there will be no one to safeguard California’s spectacular wildlife.”
Brian Riley and chapter Treasurer Judy Oswald’s belief and support of youth outdoor education is demonstrated in their formation of Kids Outdoor Sports Camp, hosted by Red Banks Outfitters. A summer camp that introduces youth to hunting, shooting fishing and the outdoors, Kids Outdoors Sports Camp has approximately 200 participants per year, including youth from as far away as Taiwan and Thailand.
“Getting kids to spend a week at camp, leaving their electronic devices at home is one of our criteria at camp. It doesn’t take a day for them to get involved in life as it used to be, and they are amazed that they can live without the constant distraction of these devices,” says Oswald.
“The Red Bluff Pheasants Forever chapter will be a catalyst for getting youth involved with California’s rich natural resources,” states Dan Connelly, Pheasants Forever California regional representative. “Today’s youth too often lack the guidance and opportunity to fully experience the outdoors, so a determined group of leaders like the Red Bluff Pheasants will do wonders for getting youth offline and outdoors. I am looking forward to the great things they will accomplish.”
For more information on chapter meetings or participation, please contact Brian Riley at (530) 529-9435 or email Brian. California is home to over 1,200 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members. For more information about “The Habitat Organization” in California, please contact Dan Connelly at (702) 606-6775 or email Dan.
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 135,000 members and 720 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.