Pheasants Forever Biologist Recognized at Annual Nebraska Team Meeting

Kelsi Wehrman of Nelson wins Nebraska Pheasants Forever’s “Answering the Call” award.

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St. Paul, Neb. –-( Nebraska Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently held its annual team meeting in St. Paul, Nebraska, during which employee awards were presented to members of the Nebraska Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) team for their efforts over the past year.

Kelsi Wehrman, a Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist from Nelson, was presented with the “Answering the Call” award. This award is presented to the employee that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in performing their job.

“Kelsi is an outstanding example of a Pheasants Forever employee who approaches her job each day in a positive and professional manner. Kelsi is always doing much more than she is asked, and she is highly respected amongst her fellow colleagues and chapter volunteers,” says Pete Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever’s Senior Field Coordinator, “Another way of viewing the ‘Answering the Call’ award is to look at it as the MVP award for Nebraska Pheasants Forever employees. Our state has an outstanding team, and Kelsi is another strong link that helps us accomplish our mission to the fullest capacity.”

Kelsi Wehrman
Kelsi Wehrman of Nelson wins Nebraska Pheasants Forever’s “Answering the Call” award.

As a Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, Wehrman’s responsibility is to provide technical assistance to farmers and ranchers —through one-on-one consulting— regarding the benefits of conservation programs (such as the Conservation Reserve Program and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program). By working with landowners to develop and implement individual wildlife management plans, biologists like Wehrman represent Pheasants Forever’s on-the-ground efforts in ensuring landowners are aware of conservation program options. Wehrman was recognized and voted on by her peers.

“It is truly an honor to work with such great people here in Nebraska. Fellow coworkers, Pheasants Forever chapter volunteers, and local landowners make my work very enjoyable and rewarding. Any one of the Pheasants Forever biologists are just as deserving of this award as we all work hard to promote conservation and wildlife habitat,” said Wehrman.

Wehrman received her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After college, she worked for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in a number of capacities that ranged from a Conservation Technician to a Wildlife Biologist. Wehrman and her husband, Mike, are new parents to their son, Camden. The three live on their farm near Nelson, Nebraska, with their yellow lab, Jackson. In addition to her normal job duties, Wehrman works closely with the Grassland Improvement Program in south-central Nebraska and the local Prescribed Burn Association.

Nebraska is home to 60 PF chapters, four QF chapters and combined over 11,000 PF/QF members. For more information regarding “The Habitat Organization” in Nebraska, please contact Drew Larsen, Nebraska Regional Wildlife Biologist, at (308) 534-2807 / Email Drew. For all other inquiries, please contact Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever Public Relations Specialist, at (651) 209-4973 / Email Rehan.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Combined, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 135,000 members and 700 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.