Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce the hiring of Melissa Weaver to serve as regional field representative in the state of Michigan. In her new role, she will provide support for volunteers in the Great Lakes State, featuring 28 local chapters and more than 7,500 members. Weaver will collaborate with volunteer chapters to improve public and private lands conservation efforts for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.
“Melissa brings many valuable skills to the table and is years beyond her age,” said Jerry McDonald, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s field services manager. “She’s a proven team player who values hard work and effective communication. She’s felt at home in the natural world since she was very young and will bring hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm to her new position.”
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. Weaver will help guide local chapters to achieve the organization’s mission in Michigan, including important work on the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative and the Adopt-A-Game-Area Program
“I really value Pheasants Forever’s commitment to community partnerships and education, as well as our emphasis on creativity in conservation,” Weaver said. “The preservation of natural resources is so important to me. I’m thrilled to work for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future, as well as the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge.”
Weaver grew up in a farming community in northern Indiana where she fostered her love of the outdoors at an early age through both hunting and fishing. After high school she attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., where she just graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was recently recognized as a National Biological Honorary at Hillsdale College.
For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Michigan, please contact Melissa Weaver at 734-536-7929 or MWeaver@PheasantsForever.org
About 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.