[mou] FW: Kandiyohi County Conservationists Named Minnesota's Best

birderguy birderguy at comcast.net
Wed Jan 30 17:54:37 CST 2008

That's one reason I just became a life member of TU (Trout Unlimited) they do a pretty
good job of trying to protect and restore rivers and clean water which also benefits the
birds and other species on our planet.. 

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Subject: [mou] FW: Kandiyohi County Conservationists Named Minnesota's Best

This is an edited version of a press release I received today from Pheasants Forever, a
bird-conservation group with an excellent record of achievement. Yes, they want more
pheasants to hunt. The work of PF, however, benefits many non-game bird species. Read
about their activities and accomplishments, and how they do it. As a birder, I wish there
was a national birding-only organization with both state and county chapters that could
boast of such successful hands-on work. 

I am, as you might know, a PF member.

Jim Williams

> Press Release
> For Immediate Release
> Eran Sandquist (320)236-7755
> Saint Paul, Minn.  January 30, 2008  The Kandiyohi County Chapter of 
> Pheasants Forever (PF) was recently recognized as the Minnesota 
> Chapter of the Year by PF at the annual Minnesota PF state meeting.
> In the past year, the Kandiyohi County chapter has supported PF 
> Habitat Teams, has grown in membership and had several committee 
> members participating in the Minnesota PF State Convention & Summer 
> Habitat Meeting.  In addition, the committee supports their local 
> youth with a kids camp and partnership trap shoot, and has cost share 
> programs to assist private landowners in their area. The chapter is 
> also a leader in supporting state and federal conservation policy.  
> The chapter participates in the Minnesota Habitat Fund and is active 
> in improving habitat management on public lands.
> "The Kandiyohi County chapter does it all," stated Eran Sandquist, 
> regional wildlife biologist for PF.  "They throw a great fundraising 
> banquet and leverage those locally raised dollars to bring more 
> resources to bear on the habitat mission locally.  They also reach 
> beyond county lines to help other PF chapters accomplish projects, and 
> simply put, the chapter provides leadership to the entire state on what a local chapter
can do."
> The Kandiyohi County chapter formed in 1983. The chapters next 
> fundraising banquet will be held on April 4th at the Holiday Inn in 
> Willmar.  The public and media are invited to attend.  For tickets or 
> more information, please contact Kevin Ochsendorf at (320)212-2412.
> Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation 
> organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, 
> quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat 
> improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.  PF/QF 
> has more than 115,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.


> For additional information about Pheasants Forever, please visit 
> www.pheasantsforever.org

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