Quail Forever in Oklahoma Adds Coordinating Biologist to Help Deliver Wildlife Conservation on Working Lands

Quail Forever and its partners are pleased to announce the hiring of Leslie Elmore as the new Coordinating Wildlife Biologist in Stillwater, Okla. Elmore will work with partners from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide technical assistance to landowners that are interested in enhancing or restoring habitat for the monarch butterflies, pollinators and upland wildlife. 

Farm Bill programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program offer landowners the opportunity to restore and enhance critical habitats for quail and other wildlife. With this in mind, the state of Oklahoma represents an important geography for a wide range of wildlife, and Quail Forever is excited to work with its partners to help increase conservation technical assistance to landowners in the region. 

“Leslie has a strong passion for habitat and wildlife conservation,” stated Dustin Lamoreaux, state coordinator for Quail Forever. “We’re thrilled to add her as part of a growing conservation team in Oklahoma and look forward to the crucial impacts she will make for our organization and supporting partners.”

Elmore was raised in South Georgia and received a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology studying bats in Mississippi. Growing up on a family farm, she has witnessed first-hand what conservation practices can do to transform a property from marginal cropland to excellent wildlife habitat. Elmore and her husband reside in the city of Stillwater with Hank, their beloved bird dog.

Leslie started her position on July 8th and will be working out of the Stillwater NRCS state office. For more information on restoring or enhancing habitat for monarchs, pollinators or upland wildlife, contact Leslie Elmore at lelmore@quailforever.org or (405) 714-8886.

About Quail Forever

Quail Forever is a leading organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation efforts for the United States’ native quail species. Since its creation in 2005, Quail Forever has conducted more than 15,000 habitat projects across the nation benefitting quail and other wildlife. Along with its affiliate organization Pheasants Forever, it has committed more than $867 million to improve more than 18+ million acres of wildlife habitat. Quail Forever has more than 17,000 members and 180 local chapters across the country. Both Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever are part of Pheasants Forever, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  

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