Dual chapter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever started in southern Ohio

The Cincinnati-based group will focus on habitat work and outreach events.

The Habitat Organization is pleased to announce the formation of the Cincinnati Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in southern Ohio. Based in Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties, local volunteers have begun planning outdoor education opportunities, a spring fundraiser and future habitat conservation projects to strengthen wildlife resources in their region. .

“I’m really excited about our new Ohio chapter,” said James Harris, regional representative for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in West Virginia and Ohio. “These enthusiastic volunteers are in a perfect region to focus on habitat projects for both pheasant and quail. I look forward to seeing what this dual-purpose chapter can help us accomplish in the years to come.”

There were about a dozen members at the initial chapter meeting on October 4, where they elected leadership positions and began planning their first events. Chapter volunteers will host a beer night on November 1 at MPH brewing in Cincinnati and are also planning a spring fundraiser and clay session in the area. A focus on habitat conservation efforts in Ohio to help improve wild pheasant and quail populations and increase hunting opportunities is an emphasis for new chapter leaders.

“We’re excited to get things moving and see what we can do to impact habitat in our area,” said newly elected chapter president Jeff Rhinock. “We look forward to working with our local biologists and other Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever staff members to promote upland birds and introduce new hunters to all that we have to offer in southern Ohio.”

With the addition of this most recent chapter, Ohio is now home to 31 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, with more than 4,500 members statewide. In addition, staff and volunteers are excited about Habitat Share’s renewed agreement to help improve upland habitat on public lands and still celebrate the successful acquisition of the Mallett Property, a 415-acre complex of grasslands, seasonal wetlands and riparian forests in Marion County. , Ohio, which has expanded the existing Big Island Wildlife Area to more than 6,000 acres.

For more information about the chapter or to get involved, contact Jeff Rhinock at setters3@live.com or (513) 324-1334.

To learn more about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Ohio, join a chapter, or request information on starting a chapter, contact Ohio Regional Representative James Harris at (301) 524-9201 / jharris@pheasantsforever.org .

About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters, and partners is dedicated to protecting our highlands through habitat improvement, public access, education, and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determines how 100 percent of its locally raised funds are spent – ​​the only national conservation organization to operate through this grassroots structure. Since its inception in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.