Kansas City, Mo. – July 6, 2011 – Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever announce Ed Holland of Kansas City, Missouri as the newest member to the organization’s National Board of Directors. The 17-member board meets three times per year and oversees the operations of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, the nation’s largest upland conservation organization.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Holland has spent 30 years as a restaurateur there – he oversees the daily operations of Myron Green and its fine American dining restaurant, EBT – while also becoming one of the Kansas City area’s leading proponents of upland conservation, support that’s led to his nomination and selection as a Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever national board member.
“It’s an honor to be named to serve on the National Board of Directors for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever,” Holland said, “I was lucky enough to see the upland hunting glory days of the 1970s and 1980s and would like to help make a difference in improving habitat for future hunters.” Naturally, Holland is excited that his hometown will be hosting Pheasants Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2012, the organization’s largest event, next February 17, 18 and 19.
“Ed Holland is an avid quail hunter, and he is passionate about his dogs, conservation and the future of the hunting traditions,” says Bruce Hertzke, Chair of Pheasants Forever’s National Board of Directors, “He understands Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever and values our chapter model. Ed also appreciates the tremendous potential that we have to impact more habitat acres in the future.”
A passionate outdoorsman, Holland learned to appreciate upland hunting and the outdoors from his fellow rugby teammates at Kansas State University. During his senior year, he received his first shotgun and hasn’t left the fields since. No matter how busy his schedule, Holland always finds time to spend with his family, teaching them the value of the outdoors. “Hunting is really the one sport we have always done as a family. When my son was growing up, hunting was a big driver for me because it was an opportunity to spend time out in the field with him,” says Holland.
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 130,000 members and 700 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.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
Anthony Hauck (651) 209-4972