Second Century Habitat Fund Awards Eric Johannsen the 2023 Habitat Steward Award

Sioux Falls, SD—Second Century Habitat Fund (SCHF) presents Eric Johannsen with its 2023 Habitat Manager of the Year Award at its inaugural gala in Sioux Falls, SD on June 3, 2023.

The Habitat Manager of the Year Award recognizes a South Dakota landowner who provides an outstanding example of pheasant habitat development and conservation, while promoting awareness to maintain the pheasant’s strong outdoor hunting heritage. South Dakota pheasants for current and future generations.

“It is wonderful to recognize owners like Eric who demonstrate outstanding efforts in pheasant habitat development and conservation while furthering the preservation of South Dakota’s outdoor pheasant hunting legacy,” said Jim Faulstich, Chairman of the Habitat Committee. of the Board of Directors.

SCHF recognizes the crucial role landowners play in their organization and views them as true conservation heroes. Eric’s ability to balance land use for agricultural production and habitat development shows his dedication to providing ample acreage for wildlife and people to thrive and enjoy, said Brian Bashore, executive director of the fund.

Eric Johannsen was nominated by several of his peers, and was unanimously selected by the SCHF Board of Directors as the Deserving Recipient of the 2023 Award. As part of his recognition, Eric received a $2,000 cash award and plaque during the Fund Gala. , which was attended by more than 500 guests.

For those interested in learning more about the award or submitting a nominee for the 2024 Habitat Steward Award, visit