Upland hunters in New York have joined the ranks of “The Habitat Organization” with the recent formation of the Long Island Chapter of Pheasants Forever. Local volunteers will now help deliver the mission of the nation’s leading upland conservation group through public access projects, hunter recruitment, pollinator habitat events and much more.
Replicating more than 560 Pheasants Forever chapters nationwide, the new local affiliates will utilize the organization’s signature fundraising model. Unique among national conservation groups, Pheasants Forever chapters are empowered with 100 percent control over the funds they raise at banquets and other events. This allows chapters to direct their funds to upland habitat projects, public lands purchases or the ability to host youth outdoor experiences in their respective regions.
“Pheasants Forever’s continued growth in the Empire State is exciting to witness,” stated Kurt Bond, regional representative for Pheasants Forever in New York. “Long Islanders now have an enthusiastic group of local volunteers dedicated to working on wildlife habitat efforts for the public to enjoy through hunting and other recreation.”
Long Island Chapter of Pheasants Forever
- The Long Island Chapter of Pheasants Forever has elected Michael Sinclair of Smithtown as president, Joseph Cappella of Miller Place as treasurer, John Costanza of Stony Brook as outreach chair, and Matthew Hendrickson of Northport as outreach apprentice chair.
- For more information about the chapter or to attend an upcoming meeting, please contact chapter president, Michael Sinclair, at (631) 987-1897 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Pheasants Forever on the East Coast, to join a chapter or inquire about starting a chapter, contact Kurt Bond at (570) 490-0199.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18 million acres nationwide.