Quail Forever Names Wallace New Regional Representative for MO, AR & LA

Looks to connect Quail Forever with quail hunters and conservationists.

John Wallace of Eaton, Ohio
Quail Forever Names John Wallace of Eaton, Ohio New Regional Representative for MO, AR & LA
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Columbia, Mo. – -(Ammoland.com)- Quail Forever (QF) and Pheasants Forever (PF) recently named John Wallace of Eaton, Ohio, as the organization’s new regional representative for Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Wallace will work out of his home in the Columbia area and focus his efforts on supporting Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever chapters and members—as well as their activities— in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Wallace, a former Pheasants Forever farm bill wildlife biologist, looks to grow Quail Forever’s presence in the three states, which are currently home to 25 Quail Forever chapters, seven Pheasants Forever chapters and more than 3,000 PF/QF members. He will work at raising and expending funds on wildlife habitat and conservation education, and also work with local, state, and federal natural resource agencies on behalf of QF/PF chapters.

Wallace grew up in rural west central Ohio, where he spent most of his childhood fishing, hunting, and camping with family. He and his family have been members of a local rod and gun club for his entire life.

“Growing up and belonging to a local sportsman’s club really helped me understand and appreciate the importance of conservation and being a part of a group of folks that share a passion,” says Wallace. “Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever chapter volunteers share that same passion and dedication, and it’s exciting to be a part of it!”

Though Missouri is one of the leading states for quail restoration, Wallace says it’s important to continue connecting local quail hunters to Quail Forever’s wildlife habitat conservation mission. “Over my three and a half years with Pheasants Forever, I dealt directly with the Conservation Reserve Program and local Pheasants Forever chapters, helping to realize wildlife goals and maximize chapters' efficiencies at banquets and other events, and I look forward to using these experiences in Missouri, as well as Arkansas and Louisiana,” notes Wallace.

Wallace and his wife, Jamie, have two sons, Adam (4) and Wade (2). They also have two dogs—both boxers—named Mya and Rush, and one cat. As a family, they try to incorporate as many outdoor activities as they can in their daily lives. At their young age, their boys already enjoy camping, fishing, and T-ball. “We are looking forward to life in Missouri, as it will bring many more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors as a family,” says Wallace.

Quail Forever empowers county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent – the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy.

Wallace can be contacted at (937) 459-8085 or email John. For all other inquiries, please contact Rehan Nana, Quail Forever public relations specialist, at (651) 209-4973 or email Rehan.

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 740 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.

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.

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    1. Hmmm…

      Article at NBC.com, as reported by the AP:

      ‘Swing constituency’
      The alarm sounded by hunting and fishing organizations is significant.

      The others are Trout Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, BAAS/ESPN Outdoors, Izaak Walton League of America, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Coastal Conservation Association, the American Sportsfishing Association, Pheasants Forever and the Wildlife Management Institute, a Washington-based advocacy group for hunters and sportsmen.

      “Sportsmen are seeing the effects of climate change and know full well that foresight and proactive management will be necessary to help fish and wildlife adapt,” said George Cooper, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.

      Article Full Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/24048029/ns/us_news-environment/t/anglers-hunters-take-aim-global-warming/

      And who are these “conservation groups” that have sprang from nowhere to “speak” for hunters? Follow the money…and the agenda.

      Pheasants Forever Reacts to President-Elect Obama’s Climate Change Remarks

      PF’s Dave Nomsen offers pledge to work with new President and Congress
      Saint Paul, Minn. – November 19

      We were impressed by President-Elect Obama’s leadership in addressing global climate change at yesterday’s Bi-Partisan Governors Climate Summit. In particular, we are encouraged by his remarks to invest in clean energy, and would advise that a comprehensive plan also include the necessary funding to mitigate the impact on wildlife and lead to the addition of wildlife habitat acres to sequester carbon from our atmosphere . America’s hunters and anglers have long been conservation leaders, and we look forward to working with our new President and the new Congress to address this very serious issue.

      Dave Nomsen – Vice President of Government Affairs, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

      Remarks as Delivered by President-Elect Obama:

      Let me begin by thanking the bipartisan group of U.S. governors who convened this meeting.
      Few challenges facing America – and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising.

      Full Article Link: http://www.pheasantsforever.org/page/1/PressReleaseViewer.jsp?pressReleaseId=11900

      Same article with QF in headline:
      Quail Forever Reacts to President-Elect Obama’s Climate Change Remarks

      Full Article Link: http://www.quailforever.org/page/1/PressReleaseViewer.jsp?pressReleaseId=4001

      From defenders.org:

      American Rivers * Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies * Defenders of Wildlife * Earthjustice * Izaak Walton League of America * National Audubon Society * National Parks Conservation Association * National Tribal Environmental Council* National Wildlife Federation * Pheasants Forever* Quail Forever * RestoreAmerica’s Estuaries * Sierra Club * Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership* The Nature Conservancy * The Wilderness Society *Trout Unlimited * Trust forPublic Land * Wildlife Conservation Society * Wildlife Management InstitutePrinciples for Including a Natural Resources Adaptation Fundwithin Cap and Trade Climate Legislation toHelp America’s Fish, Wildlife, and Ecosystems Survive Global Warming

      March 23, 2009

      Scientists now agree that the concentration of heat-trapping gases already in the atmosphere is causing and will cause significant adverse impacts to the United States andthe world. Thus legislation must address not onlythe causesof worsening global warming, but also the effects of the unavoidable global warming we already face. This must include new dedicated resources to protect and restore the natural environment,including fish wildlife, and their habitat, on which all human health and economic vitality depends. Therefore, any comprehensive climate legislation must include:

      1. Dedicated Annual Funding Based on an Auction System. A carbon cap-and-trade emissions limitation bill should include an auction system for the distribution of emissions allowances. Proceeds from this auction system should be devoted to confronting the climate change challenge, including actions to address the harmful impacts of climate change on the natural environment.

      LINK: http://www.defenders.org/publications/principles_for_including_a_natural_resources_adaptation_fund.pdf

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