Monday, February 22, 2021

 You may have heard that the president is backing a bold conservation initiative that is gaining steam around the world.  The idea is to have conservation on 30% of the land by the year 2030 to save 75% of wildlife species.  The Hunting and Fishing community is greatly interested in seeing that our conservation and recreation interests are addressed as the initiative is fleshed out.  It will be an incredible challenge to reach the initiative’s goal, but we can only hope to make significant progress by working together.  As you can see at, Pheasants Forever is engaged and at the table, thanks to your support through the Legislative Action Fund. 


There is so much going on at the national level that needs our attention, including a start on negotiations for the next Farm Bill and discussion on starting a North American Grasslands Conservation Act.  LAF and the Call of the Uplands campaign allows us to accelerate mission delivery in the years ahead.  All will yield benefits in Michigan and Beyond. 


Bill Vander Zouwen, Michigan Region Rep

 Something big is coming to the uplands!  Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will make a big announcement this Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM Central Time.  As a passionate conservationist and supporter of our organization, I thought of you and wanted to make sure you tuned in.  If you are available, you can join us at


Through an extraordinary virtual event, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are launching a monumental initiative to protect and restore critical upland habitat and cultivate the next generation of conservationists and hunters.  In order to ensure you don’t miss it, you can add it your calendar here:  Add To Calendar.


Our beloved uplands are some of the most threatened places in the world, and we’re taking a stand.  This ambitious and strategic endeavor will bring together dedicated citizens, hunters, farmers, ranchers, and other partners with a common cause:  A promise to conserve the uplands ‒ before it is too late.


Please join us on Thursday evening!