Habitat & Conservation  |  03/27/2024

New Quail Forever Chapter Forms in Central Louisiana


Members strive to increase habitat conservation awareness

Quail Forever is thrilled to announce the formation of a new local chapter in central Louisiana representing Grant, Rapides and Vernon parishes. Volunteers of the CenLa Chapter of Quail Forever will work to recruit members of all ages and advocate for local habitat conservation improvements while educating landowners about quail conservation. 

Unique among national conservation organizations, chapters of Quail Forever retain 100 percent decision-making control over their locally raised funds. This allows chapter volunteers to develop wildlife habitat projects and conduct conservation education events in their region, while belonging to a national organization with a voice regarding state and federal conservation policy. Quail Forever team member, Jason Kindall, is working closely with the chapter to provide strategic focus and impact for the organization’s mission.  

“It’s very exciting to see this group form and advocate for upland hunting and conservation,” said Kindall, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Louisiana regional representative. “They are already bringing so much energy and determination to the table – I’m certain they will achieve lofty goals for habitat efforts in the region.”  

Chapter members are already planning ways to raise money for their brand-new group. With available funds, they will be able to host more educational events and fund habitat improvement projects, with a keen focus on the Kisatchie National Forest. They plan to work closely with the nearby Louisiana State University in Alexandria with a student and two faculty members from the university serving as chapter officers. This provides a great platform to recruit more students to join the chapter and resources to learn more about restoration efforts for northern bobwhites.  

Their next meeting will be on April 22 at 6:00 pm hosted at the LDWF Woodworth Outdoor Education Center in Woodworth, Louisiana.  

To learn more about the CenLa Chapter, reach out to Hannah Grays at hannersgray5@icloud.com. For questions about Quail Forever in Louisiana, contact Jason Kindall at JKindall@PheasantsForever.org.