Quail Forever and its partners are pleased to announce the hiring of Charlotte Wilson as its range and wildlife conservationist in Rosenberg, Texas. Wilson will work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Gulf Coast Joint Venture, Oaks and Prairie Joint Venture, and other partners to provide technical assistance to Texas landowners interested in enhancing or creating wildlife habitat.
Launched in 2004, the Farm Bill Biologist Partnership has provided a valuable benefit across the country to landowners who are interested in voluntary conservation program enrollment. Commonly referred to as the “One Stop Shop” for anything conservation or wildlife-related on private lands, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever biologists possess the knowledge of federal, state, and local programs to assist landowners in finding the right program to meet their personal habitat and land use goals.
“Charlotte is a skilled biologist and will deliver great service to Quail Forever members, farmers, ranchers, and landowners,” stated Jordan Menge, Quail Forever’s range and wildlife coordinator in Texas, “We are excited to have added Charlotte to our Texas conservation team and look forward to the impact that she will deliver.”
Wilson grew up in the small town of Peaster, Texas, where she was raised by her grandparents to love the outdoor lifestyle. She pursued a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Wildlife Biology from Texas Tech University, and a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State University. During her time at Texas Tech, Wilson worked on lesser-prairie chicken, mule deer, and raptor research projects. After completion of her bachelor’s degree in August 2018, she immediately started the master’s program at Texas State University studying scaled quail in the Southern High Plains of Texas. She focused predominantly on the impacts of invasive woody vegetation, specifically mesquite, on hen survival, nest success, and chick survival to complete her master’s project in August 2021.
Outside of her career, Wilson enjoys running, camping, hiking, and riding horses. Regarding her new position, her favorite quote is, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Wilson will be based out of the Rosenberg USDA Field Office and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.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 120,000 members and 780 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have spent $975 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres nationwide.