Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce Cameron Lahndorf has been hired as a new regional representative, covering South Dakota. In his new role, he will provide support for volunteers in a core state for The Habitat Organization, featuring more than 6,500 members. Lahndorf will collaborate with volunteers to improve public and private lands conservation efforts for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.
“Cameron is a great addition to our team,” said Matthew Christensen, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s field services director. “He’s got the passion we’re looking for as well as great work experience. I’m very excited to see what he can bring to the organization in a state so renowned for its hunting heritage and conservation history.”
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever empower county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers can see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Lahndorf will be responsible for helping chapters achieve these local conservation results, while also connecting them to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever on a national scale. Additionally, he’ll be charged with helping carry out Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Call of the Uplands campaign, which will close its final chapter at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. in February 2023.
Lahndorf grew up in Algona, Iowa, before attending South Dakota State University. He graduated in 2019 with a degree in wildlife and fisheries management and went to work for private wildlife management company Blue Wing Outdoors. He then worked as an operations manager for an agricultural company near Vermillion, S.D. for three and a half years, before being hired on by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.
Lahndorf is an avid upland and big game hunter who splits his time between chasing birds with his lab Tuff and pursuing elk, mule deer and other western big game. He and his wife Sammi are in the process of relocating to Pierre, S.D. for his new position, along with Tuff and their little mutt dog Tilly.
“Being able to be back in the wildlife industry is huge for me. I’m super excited to get started with all the new chapters, to get to know them and build relationships,” Lahndorf said. “Plus I’ve always just had such a passion for hunting — I think my wife is about driven crazy by how much I talk about it, so it’ll be good for both of us for me to have other people to talk with about it.”
For more information on Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in South Dakota, contact Cameron Lahndorf at 605.659.3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make up 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 the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.