Albany & Atlanta areas home to new groups dedicated to quail habitat conservation
The Southwest Georgia Quail Forever chapter is based in the Albany area, and the Upper Chattahoochee Quail Forever chapter has formed north of Atlanta in Cobb and Fulton counties.
The new chapters give an added boost to the newly-formed Florida/Georgia Quail Coalition. Quail Forever has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Resources, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy to promote and support public land quail habitat management and youth shooting sports.
“These new Quail Forever chapters will provide volunteer and financial support for quail habitat projects that are the backbone to sustainable bobwhite quail populations,” says Talbott Parten, a native Georgian and Quail Forever’s regional representative in the state, “And habitat restoration is possible when people band together under the mission of Quail Forever.”
Quail Forever is dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs. Quail Forever chapters promote local, state, and federal conservation programs which help landowners protect environmentally sensitive acres for quail and other wildlife.
Quail Forever also employs a unique model of empowering local chapters with 100 percent control of the chapters’ locally-raised funds to complete habitat and youth education projects in the chapters’ own communities.
Southwest Georgia Quail Forever
- The chapter has elected Robert McKinney and Tommy Gregors, both of Albany, as president and treasurer, respectively.
Upper Chattahoochee Quail Forever
- The chapter has elected Mark Clore of Gainesville as president, Bill Cunningham of Cumming as treasurer, Blake Douglas of Woodstock as banquet chair, Mark Gillette of Duluth as habitat chair, Jarrod Lock of Dacula as co-youth chair and Randy Schiltz of Cumming as co-youth chair.
Quail Forever in Georgia
- Georgia is home to eight Quail Forever chapters and more than 1,000 Quail Forever and/or Pheasants Forever members.
About Quail Forever
Quail Forever is the quail conservation division of Pheasants Forever. Together, the organization is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 745 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. Since creation in 1982, the organization has spent $508 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.