Saint Paul, Minn. – February 28, 2008 – Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever announce Scott Roemhildt as the organization’s new Regional Representative for Southern Minnesota. A communications consultant and adjunct instructor in Mass Communications at Minnesota State University-Mankato (MSU) since 2003, Roemhildt has also worked on Pheasants Forever’s seasonal prescribed burn crew since 2006. He succeeds Aaron Kuehl, who after seven years in the position became the organization’s Conservation Director in Illinois.
Roemhildt’s primary duties with Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) will include starting chapters and servicing the 33 existing PF chapters and one QF chapter in Southern Minnesota. He will work with chapters in raising and expending funds on wildlife habitat and conservation education, as well as work with local, state, and federal natural resource agencies on behalf of PF/QF chapters.
“Scott Roemhildt is an outstanding addition to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s conservation efforts in Southern Minnesota,” said Matt Holland, PF/QF Senior Field Coordinator, “His extensive background in education and communications make him perfectly suited for working with our dedicated volunteers and building wildlife habitat.”
As a member of Pheasants Forever’s prescribed burn team, Roemhildt assisted in all facets of prescribed burning as a habitat management tool. Roemhildt is also a Minnesota Master Naturalist instructor and as a freelance educator has conducted hands-on outdoor programs for more than 7,000 school children each year.
“I am an outdoorsman who hunts, fishes, camps, hikes and snowshoes. And I’ve donated many hours each year to help others experience and learn to appreciate our great natural resources,” Roemhildt said, “During the past two years as part of Pheasants Forever’s prescribed burn team, I’ve come to understand and appreciate what Pheasants Forever is about. I’ve developed a deep passion for the purpose and direction of the organization and realized I wanted to play a larger part.”
Roemhildt is a native of Janesville, Minnesota, where he still resides with his wife, Amy. He received his B.S. in Mass Communications from MSU and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in experiential education at the institution. Roemhildt can be reached at (507)327-9785 or via email at SRoemhildt@pheasantsforever.org.
As Conservation Director in Illinois, Aaron Kuehl will oversee PF and QF’s conservation efforts in the state. He will assist PF and QF with local, state and federal agencies in statewide conservation initiatives and will be actively involved in creating new and innovative conservation partnerships.
Since its first project in 1984, Minnesota’s 74 PF chapters, one QF chapter and 23,700 PF/QF members have completed over 21,500 projects affecting more than 184,000 acres of wildlife habitat. In fact, Minnesota PF chapters have spent more than $33.7 million on habitat and conservation education in the state.
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 120,000 members in 750 local chapters across the continent.