Dual Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Initiated in Southern Ohio

The Habitat Organization is pleased to announce the formation of the Cincinnati Chapter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in southern Ohio. Based in Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties, local volunteers have begun planning outdoor education opportunities, a spring fundraiser, and future habitat conservation projects to strengthen wildlife resources in their region.
“I’m really excited about our newest Ohio chapter,” said James Harris, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s regional representative in West Virginia and Ohio. “These enthusiastic volunteers are in a perfect region to focus on both pheasant and quail habitat projects. I look forward to seeing what this dual-purpose chapter can help us accomplish in the years to come.”
There were about a dozen members at the chapter’s initial meeting on October 4, where they elected leadership positions and began planning their first events. Chapter volunteers will be hosting a pint night on November 1 at MPH brewing in Cincinnati and are also planning a spring fundraiser and clay shoot in the area. A focus on habitat conservation efforts in Ohio to help improve wild pheasant and quail populations and increase hunter opportunity is an emphasis for the new chapter leaders.
“We’re excited to get things moving and see what we can do to impact habitat in our area,” said newly elected chapter president Jeff Rhinock. “We’re looking forward to working with our local biologists and other Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever staff to promote upland birds and introduce new hunters to all that we have to offer in southern Ohio.”
With this most recent chapter addition, Ohio is now home to 31 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, with over 4,500 members statewide. Additionally, staff and volunteers are excited for the renewed Habitat Share agreement to help improve upland habitat on public land and are still celebrating the successful acquisition of the Mallett Property, a 415-acre complex of grasslands, seasonal wetlands, and riparian forest in Marion County, Ohio, which has expanded the existing Big Island Wildlife Area to more than 6,000 acres.
For more information about the chapter or to become involved, please contact Jeff Rhinock at setters3@live.com or at (513) 324-1334.
For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Ohio, to join a chapter or inquire about starting a chapter, contact Ohio regional representative James Harris at (301) 524-9201 / jharris@pheasantsforever.org.

About Pheasants Forever and Quail 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.

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