Quail Forever Volunteers Launch New Chapter in Eastern Missouri

Quail Forever is proud to announce a new chapter start in Lincoln County, Missouri. Based in the state’s eastern corridor, volunteers of the Cuivre River Chapter of Quail Forever are poised to help restore the whistle of bobwhite quail by focusing on habitat initiatives, community outreach events, and mentoring opportunities in the chapter’s inaugural year. 

"I'm really excited to witness the direction this dedicated group of volunteers takes in the months ahead,” said Trevor Day, regional representative for northern Missouri. “They’ll be hosting habitat workshops along with education and outreach events in their communities, as well as doing great hands-on habitat work. Their passion and enthusiasm for conservation and hunting heritage will make lasting impacts in this region.”

With this new addition, Missouri is now home to 27 chapters and over 3,600 members statewide. The Show Me State is set for continued growth after an 11 percent increase in total membership in the last 12 months. Unique among national conservation organizations, the Cuivre River Chapter will utilize Quail Forever’s model to retain 100 percent decision-making control over their locally raised funds. This allows chapter volunteers to develop wildlife habitat projects and conduct youth conservation events in their communities, while belonging to a national organization with a voice regarding state and federal conservation policy.

“We’re very excited to be a part of starting this brand-new Quail Forever chapter in Lincoln County,” said chapter president Joey Rasco. “The Cuivre River Chapter plans to get more quail habitat on the ground, get more people excited about the great sport of hunting and of course, have some fun while we’re doing it.”

For information on how to join the Cuivre River Chapter of Quail Forever, please contact chapter president Joey Rasco at (636) 295-1398 or joey.rasco@mdc.mo.gov

For more information on Quail Forever in Missouri, contact regional representative Trevor Day at 660-888-5132 or tday@pheasantsforever.org

About Quail Forever

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever make up the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters and partners is dedicated to the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.

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