Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever are pleased to announce Thomas Janke as the new Texas state coordinator. In his new role, Janke will be responsible for the management of programs and field staff in Texas under the umbrella of The Habitat Organization
. He will work closely with partners, local chapters and other stakeholders to ensure habitat continues to be recognized as a critically important driver of abundant wildlife populations, healthy soil, clean water and sustainable agriculture in the state.
“Thomas has been an asset to our organization's efforts in Texas for the past couple years and we couldn't be more excited to have him in this new role,” said Tim Caughran, Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever’s director of conservation delivery for the south region. “He’ll be providing much needed stateside leadership and communication for all our staff, partners and conservation initiatives in the Lone Star State.”
Over the last decade, Janke has worked work with numerous wildlife professionals and landowners across North America while conducting research for both the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Borderlands Research Institute. He’s been heavily involved with various conservation organizations and efforts, with an emphasis on groups who focus on youth conservation education. For the past two years, Janke has been a coordinating wildlife biologist and the Texas prescribed fire coordinator for the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture, with oversight provided by Quail Forever.
“Looking forward with my new position, I’m most excited about the opportunity to work with our team members and partners in Texas in a larger capacity,” Janke said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my previous role as the fire coordinator, and now I get to assist in more creative ways to further our collective habitat mission. As Jesus taught us, we’re here not to be served, but to serve — and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve my team members and others in a greater capacity with this position.”
Janke began his new role in August. He lives near Marble Falls, Texas with his wife Tiffany and their daughter Avery Jo. When he’s not working, Janke can be found exploring outdoor opportunities with his family, from hiking and fishing to dove and upland bird hunting.
For more information about Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever in Texas, contact Thomas Janke at (830) 220-9742 or email@example.com
About Quail 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.