Helena, Mont. – February 3, 2009 – Montana’s 18 Pheasants Forever (PF) chapters and 2,000 PF members spent over $300,000 in 2008, which translated into 65 wildlife habitat projects benefitting 2,353 acres for pheasants and other wildlife across the state.
In 2008, Montana PF chapters spent $303,878 which in turn helped complete: One land acquisition totaling 1,000 acres; 245 acres of wildlife food plots; two nesting cover projects totaling 30 acres; two wetland restorations totaling 14 acres; and 3,000 tree and shrub plantings for wildlife winter cover.
Since the first Montana chapter of PF formed in 1987, the state’s 18 chapters and 2,000 members have raised and spent over $2.3 million to complete 952 habitat projects, conserving, restoring and enhancing 32,524 Montana acres for pheasants and other wildlife.
“For more than two decades, Pheasants Forever has been working to improve wildlife habitat and educate the public about the importance of conservation in Montana,” explains Dan Hare, Regional Wildlife Biologist for PF in Montana, “It’s safe to say this organization’s grassroots approach will continue to successfully put more habitat on the ground and birds in the sky.”
To start a chapter, join an existing chapter or for more information about PF in Montana, contact Dan Hare at (406)465-8126 or via email at DHare@pheasantsforever.org. You can also find information at www.MontanaPF.org.
At the heart of PF is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members to see the direct result of their contributions. PF empowers chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100% of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent – the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. PF/QF has more than 130,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.
For additional information please visit www.PheasantsForever.org.