Longview, Wash. – May 12, 2008 – Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever announce that Kraig Paulson of Crane, Montana, has been named the organization’s new regional wildlife biologist in Washington State and Oregon. Paulson assumes the position after spending two years as a Pheasants Forever habitat specialist in Montana. Paulson’s primary duties with Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) include starting and servicing chapters, raising and expending mission funds and building partnerships that expand habitat conservation efforts on behalf of all PF/QF chapters.
“I’m very excited to help grow Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s conservation mission in the Northwest,” Paulson said, “The region is home to serious hunters and conservationists, and we have the unique opportunity to improve habitat for pheasants, California quail and mountain quail across two states.”
“Kraig brings a great deal of wildlife habitat experience to this new position, which is welcome news to the upland birds and other wildlife that call Washington and Oregon home,” said Matt Holland, PF/QF Senior Field Coordinator, “We expect Kraig to be a driving force in working with partners and volunteers to impact our habitat mission.”
Paulson grew up in Iowa where he developed his passion for the outdoors and hunting. He earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Paulson resides in Longview, Washington. He can be reached at (360)353-8200 or via email at KPaulson@pheasantsforever.org.
Washington is home to 10 PF chapters, one QF chapter and 1,500 members collectively. Historically, the chapters have completed 1,330 projects benefiting wildlife on 70,954 acres. Oregon is home to four PF chapters. Historically, those chapters have completed 2,223 projects benefiting wildlife on 27,289 acres.
At the heart of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members to see the direct result of their contributions. PF/QF empowers county 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 127,000 members in 700 local chapters across the continent.