Lifelong Lincoln Resident Named Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Western Kansas Representative
Educator’s talents will help encourage youth outdoor involvement.
Lincoln, Kan. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) announce Devon Walter of Lincoln, Kansas, as the organization’s new regional representative for western Kansas. Walter’s primary duties with PF/QF will include starting and servicing chapters and members in the region to enhance the organization’s wildlife habitat mission.
Walter will advise chapters in raising and expending funds on wildlife habitat and conservation education. He will also work with local, state, and federal natural resource agencies on behalf of PF/QF chapters in western Kansas. “You won’t have to be around Devon for very long to realize that his passion for wildlife and the mission of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever runs very deep,” said Rick Young, PF/QF VP of Field Operations, “That passion will help engage more people in our mission in an area where there is a great deal of potential for habitat projects, particularly those that benefit quail.”
Walter joins PF/QF after most recently serving as the Academic Dean at the St. John’s Military School in Salina, Kansas. In addition to his career in education and his leadership experience in coaching and capital fundraising, Walter’s diverse background includes involvement in his family’s farm near Lincoln. He also recently worked for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks assisting with fish and wildlife habitat work.
“I have been in education for 19 years. My decision to leave was solely to be closer to the outdoors,” Walter said, “I have been a volunteer and member of our local Post Rock Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever. I cannot say enough about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s youth involvement in our own community and that has spurred my enthusiasm to be a larger part of this organization. Coming from an education field, I see such a need for more youth interaction with the outdoors and what it has to offer.”
A native of Lincoln, Kansas, Walter is a Fort Hays University graduate and he earned his Master of Arts from Wichita State University. He currently resides in Lincoln with his wife and six children. The entire family loves the outdoors and spends many hours on Wilson Lake in central Kansas. Walter can be reached at (785) 524-4033 or via email at [email protected]
In 2008, Kansas’ 49 PF/QF chapters and 6,200 PF/QF members spent over $293,000, which translated into 270 wildlife habitat projects benefitting 4,600 acres. Historically, Kansas PF/QF chapters have spent over $2.8 million to complete over 5,300 projects which have benefitted nearly 100,000 acres for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.
For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org and www.QuailForever.org