Pheasants Forever Names Caveny New Rep for Indiana

Has been with PF for last year as Farm Bill Biologist in Illinois

Indianapolis, Ind. - December 13 -

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce Bob Caveny of Champaign, Illinois, as its new regional representative in Indiana. Caveny has been with Pheasants Forever as a Farm Bill Biologist in Illinois for the past year, and will now lead "The Habitat Organization" in Indiana to enhance the organization's wildlife habitat conservation mission.

Caveny will work with the 18 Pheasants Forever chapters, 3 Quail Forever chapters and more than 2,800 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members in Indiana 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 those chapters.

"Opportunities abound to develop habitat for ring-necked pheasants and bobwhite quail in Indiana," says Matt Holland, Senior Field Coordinator with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, "Bob has the right skills to assist local chapters with wildlife habitat projects and develop new habitat initiatives."

As a Farm Bill Biologist, Caveny worked to assist landowners in enrolling their acres in federal conservation programs, and also worked closely with several local Pheasants Forever chapters to complete wildlife habitat projects in Illinois. "Habitat work gets done at that local level, so the experience of working with local chapter groups and private landowners is invaluable," Caveny says, "I'm excited to make a difference under Pheasants Forever's unique model."

Pheasants Forever and its quail division, Quail Forever, empower county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent 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.

Caveny has an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. A native of Carlinville, Illinois. Caveny will make his new home near Indianapolis, Indiana. He can be reached at (765) 960-7879 and bcaveny@pheasantsforever.org.

Anthony Hauck (651) 209-4972 AHauck@pheasantsforever.org

Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasants, quail and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness and education. Such efforts benefit landowners and wildlife alike.