Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Hire Tyler Rafter as Kansas State Coordinator

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to introduce Tyler Rafter as the Kansas state coordinator. In his new role, Rafter will drive Kansas habitat programs, lead a talented team of field staff, and work closely with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and other partners to ensure habitat conservation continues to be recognized as a critically important driver of abundant wildlife populations, sustainable agriculture, healthy soil, and clean water. 

“Rafter’s experience speaks for itself,” said Eran Sandquist, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Midwest director of conservation delivery. “His extensive background in habitat work, education and outreach, water quality, and other fields makes him a wonderful asset for delivering working lands programs in Kansas that are a benefit to wildlife, farmers and ranchers, and local communities. We’re thrilled to have him on our team.”  

Rafter first started with Pheasants Forever as a farm bill biologist intern in 2020 and has been working as a farm bill biologist in South Dakota since 2021. Through these positions, he has learned about navigating relationships with partner organizations while using his knowledge to make habitat improvements. Rafter also previously worked as a land management specialist intern for the Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve in Nebraska, and he has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Nebraska. 

Rafter will now coordinate and lead state-level habitat efforts in Kansas, ensuring effective and lasting conservation delivery throughout the state’s pheasant and quail range on private and public lands. 

“I’m fortunate to have this opportunity after many great experiences with The Habitat Organization,” Rafter said. “I am confident that the relationships I’ve fostered in recent years and my love for upland habitat and wildlife will help me to drive the organization’s mission in Kansas.”

For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Kansas, contact Tyler Rafter at  

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 420,000 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 580,000 habitat projects benefiting 26.5 million acres.

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