Quail/Pheasants Forever in Oklahoma will hold the organization’s 4th annual State Habitat and Conservation Convention, a state quail symposium focused on the organization’s wildlife habitat mission along with educational seminars.
State meetings are also a time for chapter volunteers, members and partners to connect, energize and celebrate current and future upland habitat accomplishments. There will be opportunities to learn from chapter leaders and members of the national PF/QF team.
The convention will be March 8-9 at the Embassy Suites, 1815 S Meridian Ave. in Oklahoma City. Pre-registration is required. All Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever members, landowners, upland hunters, agency wildlife professionals, conservation advocates and the general public are encouraged to attend.
Planned seminars include:
- The latest quail research update from Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma State University Department of Natural Resources.
- Planting the Path for Monarchs: How Oklahomans are working together statewide for butterflies and bees.
- Garmin Pro-Tips and Dog Safety in the Field.
- Pheasant and quail habitat, eastern redcedar, prescribed fire, cross timbers management and more.
Guest speakers will include:
- U.S. Representative Frank Lucas.
- Dwayne Estes, executive director of Southeastern Grasslands Initiative.
- Dave Nomsen, vice president of governmental affairs, Pheasants Forever Inc.
- Rich Wissink, vice president of education and outreach, Pheasants Forever Inc.
- Steve Glasgow, state conservationist NRCS of Oklahoma.
- Alan Peoples, Chief of Wildlife, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Fundraising events will help fund the Oklahoma State Habitat and Conservation Fund and earmarked for the Oklahoma Wildlife Biologist Program to help landowners in Oklahoma.
To register, go to https://pheasantsforeverevents.org/event/3854 or contact Laura McIver, regional representative for Quail Forever in Oklahoma and Texas, at (907) 750-2600 or Lmciver@quailforever.org.