Six Ohio Pheasants Forever Chapters Receive Awards
Nearly a quarter million acres of habitat work for “The Habitat Organization” in Ohio since 1989.
Waldo, Ohio – -(AmmoLand.com)- Ohio Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recognized chapters and individuals from across the state for their wildlife habitat conservation efforts at its recent state convention. Those efforts helped improve more than 21,600 acres for wildlife in the past year. The Mercer County Pheasants Forever chapter received multiple honors for its conservation work.
The state convention boasted the largest attendance to date. “There’s a renewed conservation spirit that’s growing in Ohio,” said Doug Bensman, regional wildlife biologist for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “Volunteer conservationists are seeing the efficiency of Pheasants Forever’s local model, one that allows local chapters to spend their fundraised dollars how they see fit. The 32 local chapters in Ohio are making conservation happen at a local level, and that leads to nationwide success.”
Ohio Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever 2009 Accomplishments
Ohio’s 30 Pheasants Forever chapters, 2 Quail Forever and 5,700 Pheasants Forever members completed 846 wildlife habitat projects in 2009. When combined with the work of Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologists in the state, the organization benefitted pheasants, quail and other wildlife on more than 21,600 acres. It also marked the fourth consecutive year Ohio Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever spent more than $1 million on the organization’s mission.
Additionally, 3,592 youngsters attended Ohio Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever mentored youth hunts and other outdoor youth events in 2009. Since 1989, “The Habitat Organization” has raised and spent $8.9 million to complete 17,800 wildlife habitat projects, which translates to approximately 246,000 acres of habitat improvement.
Ohio Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever Chapter Awards
- Conservation excellence awards recognize chapters’ abilities to raise funds and turn those dollars into wildlife habitat projects.
- “Conservation Excellence – $250K Spending on Habitat” – Mercer County Pheasants Forever and Miami County Pheasants Forever
- “Conservation Excellence – $100K Spending on Habitat” – Marion County Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s conservation mission succeeds because of the passion of its volunteer members. The Membership Awards recognize chapters and their dedicated conservationists.
- Membership Dedication Award – Wood-Lucas Pheasants Forever
- Most Improved Membership Award – Wyandot County Pheasants Forever
- Youth Dedication Award – Southeastern Ohio Pheasants Forever
- Ohio Grassroots Award – Mercer County Pheasants Forever
Find Ohio Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever online at www.ohiopf.com. For more information about Pheasants Forever, contact Doug Bensman, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever regional wildlife biologist, at (937) 597-3737 and [email protected]
For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org and www.QuailForever.org