Quail Forever Hire James Harris to Lead Chapter, Partnership Efforts in Ohio and West Virginia

Quail Forever have selected James Harris, a dedicated outdoorsman and business owner, to serve as regional representative in the states of Ohio and West Virginia. In this role, Harris will provide support for volunteers and partners in the two-state region – currently home to 27 Pheasants Forever chapters, three Quail Forever chapters, and more than 5,000 members – as they focus on public and private lands habitat conservation efforts for quail and other wildlife.

Quail Forever empowers 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 can see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Harris will help guide local chapters to achieve the organization’s mission, while also fostering stronger partnerships with state agencies, corporate supporters, donors, and the region’s large contingent of upland hunters.

“Representing the eastern reaches of the pheasant and quail ranges, Ohio and West Virginia share a common thread – an abundance of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen who care about upland resources,” stated Tom Fuller, field service director for Quail Forever. “I believe our newest staffer, James Harris, is well-prepared to tackle the challenges that quail hunters face in the East. Likewise, his career background and affinity for upland hunting will assist him in creating new partnerships for grasslands conservation and public access opportunities.”

Harris joins The Habitat Organization as the recent owner and operator of Beaver Creek Fly Shop, an outdoor retail business located in Clear Spring, Maryland. For nearly a decade, Harris managed a small team of guides and staff to service a diverse customer base with a variety of gear, fishing trips, and advice. Prior to his small business venture, Harris was employed as an electrician and solar installer for various companies along the eastern seaboard. An active participant with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, Harris’ roots for upland hunting and bird dogs run deep.

For more information about Quail Forever in Ohio or West Virginia, contact James Harris at (301) 524-9201 / jharris@pheasantsforever.org.

About Quail 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 138,000 members and 760 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent over $950 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 20 million acres nationwide. In fact, more than 210,000 of those acres are now permanently protected as public lands. 

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