Forney also serves on Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Dr. Forney is a veterinarian and owner of the Nebraska Animal Medical Center in Lincoln. He is currently serving as a Commissioner on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and has previously served on the Board of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association and the Nebraska State Board of Health.
Pheasants Forever’s 16-member board oversees the operations of the nation’s largest upland conservation organization. Dr. Forney has been involved with Pheasants Forever since 2001 when he first attended the organization’s Cornhusker Chapter Banquet in Lincoln. He has also given presentations about dog care in the field for bird hunters at the organization’s state meeting in Nebraska. Dr. Forney is a Pheasants Forever life member.
“Dr. Forney brings Pheasants Forever experience as a rancher, landowner, Game and Parks Commissioner, veterinarian, hunter and conservationist,” remarked John Gottschalk, Chair of Pheasants Forever’s National Board of Directors, “In fact, Dr. Forney and his family are widely recognized across Nebraska for their exceptional conservation work on their lands over three generations.”
“I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the Pheasants Forever Board. My dad was an avid conservationist and believed in preserving habitat. Our family has continued that legacy. We all know that habitat preservation is critical in every state,” added Dr. Forney. “I hope to be able to contribute to Pheasants Forever and share what I have learned over the generations and in my time serving on the Game and Parks Commission. I also look forward to looking at new ideas and dealing with the challenges we may be facing in the future.”
Originally from Rushville, in northwestern Nebraska, Dr. Forney grew up on the family ranch where he spent his days ranching, hunting and fishing. Dr. Forney earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. In 1987, he opened Forney Animal Center, now the Nebraska Animal Medical Center, in Lincoln. His special interests include animal dentistry and dermatology. In 2009, Dr. Forney was appointed by the Governor to the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, which oversees the efforts of the Nebraska Game & Parks Department to steward the state’s natural resources.
Dr. Forney and his wife, Rochelle, have three sons. The family also has two dogs and enjoys hunting and fishing together.
About Pheasants Forever
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 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, Pheasants Forever has spent $508 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.