Brewer Promoted to New Position in Oklahoma

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have promoted staffer Zach Brewer to a new position in Oklahoma. Brewer was previously a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist in the Broken Bow, Nebraska NRCS field office.  In his new role, he’ll be a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist 2 in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Brewer grew up in the Oklahoma panhandle, about 350 miles west of where his new position will be based. His family lived on a small cattle farm, where Brewer spent much of his childhood helping out and developing a passion for the outdoors. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2017 with a B.S. in Conservation Law Enforcement. While there, he worked for Quail-Tech Alliance as a Research technician, where he was able to help with quail research on some of Texas’s most historical ranches that included the Four 6’S Ranch, Waggoner Ranch and Pitchfork Ranch.
After graduation he took a job with the Kansas Parks and Wildlife and Kansas State University as a Research Technician, where he helped with a Lesser Prairie Chicken Restoration project on the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. Following a short stint there, he took a job in Sheridan, Wyoming as a Wildlife Damage Technician with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
“There I worked helping to mitigate human/wildlife conflicts in northeast Wyoming along the Big Horn Mountains. Some of my daily duties were dealing with deer vs vehicle collisions, trapping nuisance black bears, collecting tissue samples for wildlife surveys and dealing with mountain lion run-ins,” he said. “I really enjoyed my time there, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever lived.”
From Wyoming Brewer moved on to a private lands technician job with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, before being hired by Pheasants Forever in Broken Bow.
“The variation of Zach’s experience is amazing. He’s lived and worked all over the country, and understands the nuance of so many different habitat issues and practices,” said Jordan Menge, the Oklahoma state coordinator for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “I’m excited that he’s back home in Oklahoma and I look forward to working with him here.”
Brewer started at his new position on December 20, 2021, and will be living and working out of Claremore, Oklahoma.
About Pheasants Forever and 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. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $975 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres nationwide.
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