Professional biologists use aerial photos and GIS technology to create wildlife plans for private lands
Kansas City, MO -(AmmoLand.com)- Hunters and landowners attending the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic are encouraged to visit the Landowner Habitat Help Desk, sponsored by Polaris RANGER, to receive expert guidance for habitat projects impacting pheasant, quail, and other wildlife.
Leading biologists from Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, and the Missouri Department of Conservation will be available throughout the weekend of February 19-21 to provide one-on-one guidance for landowners seeking to improve habitat and wildlife on private lands. With numerous state and federal conservation programs offering great incentives for producers – including the Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up which ends February 26th – 2016 is a great year to make a difference for wildlife habitat conservation.
Landowner Habitat Help Room biologists worked with 151 landowners during the event's visit to Des Moines in 2015, providing conservation guidance on 23,500 acres of private land.
Visit the Landowner Habitat Help Desk:
- Attend the 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, visit the Landowner Habitat Help Room inside the Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall.
- Bring the legal description of your property (township, range, and section) or the ability to pinpoint that property’s exact location on a map.
- Explain your wildlife management goals for private lands
- That's it! You'll leave with a basic wildlife habitat management plan for your land and the contact to help you make it happen.
The Landowner Habitat Help Desk is presented in part by Polaris RANGER, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.
National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2016, presented by Federal Premium Ammunition, will be the nation’s largest tradeshow and convention for upland hunters, landowners, sport dog trainers, and wildlife habitat conservationists. Additionally, the event will feature quail-specific themes beyond the Quail Summit, with more seminars, vendors, and hunting gear designed with quail hunters in mind as part of “Quail Country,” the event's newest exhibitor area.
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 145,000 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. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $634 million on 502,000 habitat projects benefiting 14.1 million acres nationwide.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.