For Immediate Release

Quail Forever Announces Upland Habitat Tours in Kansas

All the workshops are free and open to public

Pratt, Kans. - May 22 -

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce a summer slate of upland habitat tours and workshops. Currently, there are 15 workshops or tours planned around the state. These events will be hosted by Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists with the assistance of local area partners and statewide partners—Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

With events scheduled from May-July, there will be plenty of time for readers to pick sessions they would like to attend, and while all will relate to how habitat can be managed to benefit game birds and why it is necessary, there will be topics tailored to a wide range of conservation and landowner interests. With sessions covering topics ranging from "Landscaping for Pollinators" (geared toward backyard conservationists and youth educators) to a cover crop tour and round-table discussion with Kansas farmers, we’re sure that everyone can find a worthwhile workshop or series to attend. All the workshops are free and open to public, but some will require an RSVP because of space limitations or dinners being provided. Most of them will be half a day or shorter to accommodate our attendees’ busy summer schedules. For more information, please visit www.kansaspfqf.com or contact Zac Eddy, senior farm bill biologist, at (620) 338-7132 / zeddy@pheasantsforever.org. Be sure to inform Zac or the local hosts if you need any accommodations.

Pheasants Forever farm bill wildlife biologists are specialized consultants in conservation programs and habitat planning. The purpose of farm bill wildlife biologist program is to assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands. Farm bill biologists possess the knowledge of federal, state, and local programs to assist landowners in finding the right program to meet their personal habitat and land use goals. Through a unique partnership, Farm bill biologists are located in local USDA service centers in priority habitat areas throughout the pheasant range.

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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 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.

Anthony Hauck, Quail Forever's online editor, at (651) 209-4972 / email Anthony