Farm Bill Biologist Partnership in Wisconsin Expands State’s Conservation Efforts

Trenton Benny - Wildlife Biologi
Trenton Benny – Wildlife Biologi
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Portage, Wis. -( Pheasants Forever has named Trenton Brenny as the organization’s newest Farm Bill wildlife biologist in Wisconsin.

Partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Brenny will work with area landowners and farmers in south-central Wisconsin to implement voluntary conservation programs.

“We’re very excited to have Trenton Brenny on our team,” said Twyla Kite, NRCS district conservationist in Wisconsin’s Columbia County. “Wildlife and habitat have a large economic and recreational impact in our area. Trent will be an excellent resource in the office to assist landowners with their wildlife and habitat goals.”

Pheasants Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologists are specialized consultants in conservation programs and habitat planning. The purpose of a Farm Bill biologist is to assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands. Brenny will be based in the Portage, Wisconsin USDA Service Center offering technical assistance in his work area of Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waushara Counties

“I look forward to working with landowners and area staff of the southeast region to implement conservation practices,” explained Brenny. “It is very exciting to be a part of protecting the state’s outdoor heritage by working with farmers and landowners to promote beneficial habitat programs.”

Originally from Becker, Minnesota, Brenny earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Minnesota-Crookston. While pursuing his degree, Brenny gained valuable experience in the conservation field while working for various conservation groups. After graduation, Brenny worked for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as a wetland technician and the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District in Minnesota as a Farm Bill technician. Brenny enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, and shooting with his fiancé, Amy.

Pheasants Forever’s six Farm Bill Biologists in Wisconsin are a collaborative partnership among local chapters, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other partners. Brenny officially started as a Pheasants Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologist on December 1,2014, and can be contacted at (608) 742-5361 / [email protected]

Pheasants Forever in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s 33 Pheasants Forever chapters account for nearly 10,000 members statewide.  Those chapters have spent more than $10.6 million to complete 20,000 habitat projects since the first Wisconsin chapter was formed in 1985.  Those projects have improved 145,000 acres for wildlife.

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 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.