Third Annual Colorado Pheasants Forever State Habitat Meeting Coming to Holyoke

   01.29.12

Holyoke, CO – Pheasants Forever is hosting its 3rd Annual Colorado State Habitat Meeting on Friday Feb. 3rd and Saturday Feb. 4th at the Phillips County Events Center in Holyoke. Pheasants Forever will be looking to build on 2011, when the organization completed 311 wildlife habitat projects spanning 12,717 acres in Colorado, and put more than 800 youngsters through mentored hunts and shooting sports events in the state.

During Friday’s portion of the event, Pheasants Forever’s Colorado State Council will host a Pheasants Forever Chapter Member workshop to discuss chapter outreach and youth conservation education programs. On Saturday, the event is a cooperative effort with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency and the Colorado Natural Resources Conservation Service targeted toward landowners interested in improving wildlife habitat on their properties.

“We are excited about the third annual state meeting, to build on past events and to continue to educate the public about Pheasant Forever’s mission to develop wildlife habitat in our region and reconnect youngsters with the land,” said Bob Hix, Pheasants Forever’s Regional Representative in Colorado. “The seminar speakers for our third event come from a variety of different organizations, and attendees are sure to gain valuable insight to successful wildlife habitat management and organizing their own outdoor youth events.”

The weekend kicks off with the Pheasants Forever Chapter Member Workshop from 3PM to 8:30PM on Friday.

This event will include presentations on:

  • Youth conservation education outreach
  • Chapter organization
  • Pheasants Forever’s Leopold Education Project

If interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP to Bob Hix via Email.

Saturday seminars run 8:30AM – 4PM and will cover pheasant ecology, habitat opportunities for pheasants and quail, mid-contract management for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres and federal and state programs for wildlife. Presenting organizations include Pheasants Forever, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Partners for Fish and Wildlife – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.

The Phillips County Events Center is located on North U.S. Highway 385 in Holyoke. For more information regarding the Colorado Pheasants Forever 2010 Habitat Meeting, visit Colorado Pheasants Forever or contact Bob Hix at (303) 743-8957 / Email Bob.

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.

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