The 65 Nebraska Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters will host the
organization's annual state habitat meeting on Feb. 4 at the Ramada Inn in Kearney.
The day-long event is designed for landowners, conservationists and hunters interested in improving wildlife habitat. The habitat event runs 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will feature more than 25 wildlife habitat seminars throughout the day focusing on techniques for increasing and improving wildlife habitat in Nebraska.
There will also be a Landowner Help Desk available all day where Pheasants Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologists will be able to consult one-on-one with landowners about their eligibility for USDA, state and Pheasants Forever habitat programs as well as provide technical assistance in wildlife planning and development.
Featured wildlife habitat presentations include:
Making Federal Conservation Programs Work for You. The number and type of federal programs can be complex and daunting. Participants will look at what federal programs are available and how they can be used in conjunction with chapter projects.
Why Pollinator Habitat Makes the Best Possible Pheasant and Quail Habitat.
Participants will learn the importance of pollinator habitat and how it relates to increasing pheasant and quail numbers.
South Dakota, The Pheasant Capital of the World. This presentation will focus on South Dakota Ringneck Pheasant population trends and some of the conservation challenges South Dakota will be facing in the future. Farm Bill
Dutch Oven Cooking. Learn how to select the right Dutch oven and prepare quick and easy recipes that everyone will love. You will also get to sample some popular recipes during this presentation.
"Nebraska is a great example of a state benefiting from the increased conservation efforts from Pheasants Forever, partnering agencies and landowners," says Drew Larsen, Pheasants Forever regional biologist in Nebraska, "This meeting will give landowners an opportunity to learn about the pheasant and quail habitat requirements, and how they can work with agencies to put more habitat on the ground."
All sessions at the Kearney Ramada Inn are open to the public for a full-day price of $30 (includes a noon meal). That's until Jan. 31. After that ticket prices increase to $40.
Landowners who wish to visit the Landowner Help Desk should bring a legal
description of their property in order to receive one-on-one habitat assistance from Pheasants Forever, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service.For more information regarding the event, please contact Drew Larsen, Pheasants Forever regional biologist, at 308-534-2807. For all other inquiries, please contact Rehan Nana, Pheasants Forever public relation specialist, at 651-209-4973.