Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have promoted Jordan Menge to the role of Oklahoma State Coordinator. Menge has been with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for nearly a decade and is leaving his position as Quail Forever’s Range and Wildlife Coordinator in Texas to assume the Oklahoma state coordinator job. In his new role, Menge will lead the all of the organizations partnerships in Oklahoma; including relationships with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Menge was born and raised in western Colorado and grew up in farming family. He hunted regularly with his dad and was also involved in his local 4H chapter, both of which he credits with helping kick-start his passion for conservation. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife management from the University of Wyoming in 2011 and came to work for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever directly following school. He began his career working on the greater prairie chicken initiative in Texas, but has held numerous roles at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in the nine years since.
“Jordan has been an integral part of our team for a decade and he’s incredibly well-suited for his new position,” said Andy Edwards, Quail Forever’s program manager. “I’m excited to see what he can accomplish for Quail in Oklahoma.”
Menge has been based in Muleshoe, Texas since he started with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, but just completed a move to Hennessey, Oklahoma in order to begin his new position.
“I’m looking forward to working with the great staff we already in place in Oklahoma and working with our partners and chapters to put conservation on the ground and make meaningful improvements to habitat and access,” he said. “I’ll also be running our ranching conservation program and I’m really excited to work with private land owners as well to achieve those same conservation goals.”
About Pheasants Forever and Quail 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.