Quail Forever Commonwealth Chapter - About Us Page
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The Commonwealth Chapter has a legacy of working for quail for over 25 years! Located in Louisville, we've led the way in Kentucky while embracing Quail Forever's model of retaining control of 100% of all money raised. Those locally raised funds are spent to support quail restoration,habitat improvement,conservation and education. Please note that no Chapter funds are used to support social activities held by the Chapter. These events are self-funded.
Our Chapter Mission
Commonwealth Chapter's mission is to work for the protection of upland bird habitat and enhancement of other wildlife populations in Kentucky and across North America. Habitat improvement, land management, public awareness and education.
We are truly a group of conservation enthusiasts who want to make a difference.
While most of us hunt many love field sports involving our dogs, neither hunting nor dog work are the primary motivation for membership. Rather it's the common belief that unless we are good stewards of the natural resources and outdoor heritage entrusted to us, then who?
We do love watching our bird dogs doing what they do best. There's nothing like it.
Our Local Habitat Projects
The Commonwealth Chapter has a shining record working through partnerships with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Quail Forever and landowners. These efforts we have directly provided nearly $500,000 in support of quail and all wildlife.
The funding of these habitat projects has benefited both private and public lands.Some of our more notable achievements include purchasing equiptment, sponsoring seed giveaways and field days to mention just a few.
About Quail Forever
Our local chapter in Kentucky was founded amongst those upland hunters and sportsmen in your community. Our goal is to provide those avid outdoormen an opportunity to assist in the protection and enhancement of upland bird populations around the local area.
Quail Forever & Pheasants Forever was co-founded in 1982 by co-workers at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, outdoor editor Dennis Anderson and national advertising director Jeff Finden. Both recognized a need for habitat restoration and preservation to ensure the future of pheasants and other wildlife.
QF/PF's first publication entitled "Rooster Tales," published in February 1983. This became the forerunner of today's Quail Forever Journal of Upland Conservation. The fledgling QF-PF held its first banquet on April 15, 1983, drawing 800 people at the inaugural banquet. In January 2007, QF-PF's third-ever National Pheasant Fest in Des Moines, Iowa, became the largest event in QF-PF history, drawing over 24,500 attendees over a three-day span.
Twenty-five years after its inception, Quail Forever has become a grassroots, nationwide upland conservation movement - a national conservation powerhouse. The organization has grown to 110,000 members with over 600 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Nationwide, Quail Forever has spent $260 million on program expenditures, which have helped fund 347,000 habitat projects affecting 4.4 million acres across North America. Along the way, QF-PF has continued to employ the same unique organizational model of empowering local chapters to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent. This local control allows chapters to see the fruits of their chapter efforts in their own communities.
Who Is Quail Forever?
A national organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of habitat for upland game and wildlife throughout the nation.
- Over 145,000 grassroots members and volunteers who have developed more than 10 million acres of pheasant and other wildlife habitat since inception.
- 600 chapters completing over 35,000 projects annually.
What Can You Do To Help?
Please explore our website and discover more about the Quail Forever Commonwealth Chapter. You'll find detailed information on all our activities and upcoming events. Let us know what you think; we appreciate your feedback. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us. We welcome people interested in the Quail Forever-Pheasants Forever mission to attend our monthly meetings, listed on our events page.
- Become a Quail Forever member or sponsor
- Volunteer your time or resources to our chapter