Ken Plourde Named as New Region 6 Upland Game Bird Specialist in Montana

Marc Kloker
Ken Plourde
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana-( Ken Plourde has been appointed as the new Region 6 upland game bird program habitat specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Plourde, 23, is originally from New Boston, New Hampshire.  He graduated in 2013 from the University of Montana with a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and most recently worked as a Block Management technician in the Culbertson and Froid areas.  Prior to that, he was involved with numerous wildlife-related field jobs, including sage grouse, waterfowl, shorebird, and bison projects.

Plourde’s main duties will involve enhancing upland bird habitats and populations primarily in Sheridan, Daniels, and Roosevelt counties.  His responsibilities include working with private landowners, conservation groups, and governmental agencies to carryout habitat enhancement projects and public hunting opportunities. Typical projects include nesting cover enhancement, shelterbelts, food plots, and range management improvement projects.  Plourde will also oversee the pheasant release program in his area.

“While working in Block Management and other jobs in Region 6, I’ve grown to appreciate the people and landscape,” Plourde said.  “It’s evident that there’s great interest in conservation, especially of upland birds, in this area. I’m looking forward to working with landowners and sportsmen and women on conserving and improving upland game bird habitats.”

Plourde enjoys hunting, fishing, and outdoor photography.  He will be working out of his home office in Flaxville.  If you have any questions about the upland bird program, please call him at 406-474-2244 or email to[email protected].