Michigan's Guyer to Lead Pheasants Forever National Board

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pheasants Forever

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pheasants Forever (PF), the
 nation's leading upland conservation organization, recently elected Michigan's
 Dr. Gordon Guyer as Chairman of its National Board of Directors.
     Dr. Guyer, a PF Board member nearly a decade, has led a distinguished
 career in education, wildlife conservation and agriculture policy -- all three
 critical elements of PF's mission.  Among many other assignments, Dr. Guyer
 has served as Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture; President of
 Michigan State University (MSU); and Director of the Michigan Department of
 Natural Resources.
     Dr. Guyer, a Kalamazoo, Mich. native, received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in
 entomology (study of insects) from MSU.  A current resident of East Lansing,
 Dr. Guyer has consulted many governments around the world on agricultural and
 natural resource policy.
     "I'm looking forward to further strengthening the partnerships between
 Pheasants Forever, the other key conservation organizations and our state and
 federal partners.  By working even closer together we can greatly enhance our
 natural resources and improve wildlife.  I'm also thrilled with the quality of
 our Board.  It's a privilege to be chairman of such an extremely dedicated
 group of conservationists," said Dr. Guyer, who is a member of Michigan's
 Ingham County PF Chapter.
     Howard K. Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO, welcomed Dr. Guyer.
     "Our new chairman's incredible experience in natural resources,
 agriculture and education will be an invaluable asset to Pheasants Forever as
 we work to enhance our natural resources and spread the conservation message
 nationwide," Vincent said.
 
     Pheasants Forever is over 90,000 hunters and conservationists nationwide
 volunteering their time to work on private and public land to ensure the
 future of wildlife and hunting.  PF, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is
 accomplishing this mission by protecting existing habitat, improving it and
 creating new habitat.  Since its founding in 1982, PF has raised over
 $80 million and used it to establish and enhance over 2 million acres of
 wildlife habitat.  This hard work and success has earned PF the title "The
 Habitat Organization."
     One major driving force behind PF's success is the fact our 550 local
 chapters keep 100 percent of the money they raise to spend on local habitat
 projects.  This unique arrangement has enabled thousands of private
 landowners, in cooperation with beneficial government programs and other
 partners, to restore millions of acres of habitat benefiting pheasants and
 countless other species of wildlife.  PF's efforts also greatly reduce soil
 erosion, improve water quality and brighten rural landscapes for everyone.
     PF's national office, funded by a $25/member annual fee, has used its
 resources to become the nation's leading advocate for improved federal support
 of habitat restoration, notably the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  The
 group was the major force behind re-authorizing CRP in 1996, a program which
 has idled 36 million acres of marginal farmland and replanted it to wildlife
 habitat.  PF chapters have worked with thousands of farmers and ranchers
 nationwide to help restore wildlife habitat on private lands.
     Pheasants Forever's conservation leadership extends beyond habitat to
 education.  Our Leopold Education Project ( http://www.lep.org ) has brought
 Aldo Leopold's visionary concept of a land ethic to over 4,000 educators
 nationwide who in turn have passed their knowledge on to over a half million
 students.  PF also provides its members with one of the nation's leading
 conservation and hunting magazines, Pheasants Forever Journal, and the
 Ringnecks program to recruit youngsters into conservation and hunting.
     For more information about Pheasants Forever, please call 877-773-2070
 toll free or visit our web page at http://www.pheasantsforever.org
 
 

SOURCE Pheasants Forever
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Pheasants Forever (PF), the
 nation's leading upland conservation organization, recently elected Michigan's
 Dr. Gordon Guyer as Chairman of its National Board of Directors.
     Dr. Guyer, a PF Board member nearly a decade, has led a distinguished
 career in education, wildlife conservation and agriculture policy -- all three
 critical elements of PF's mission.  Among many other assignments, Dr. Guyer
 has served as Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture; President of
 Michigan State University (MSU); and Director of the Michigan Department of
 Natural Resources.
     Dr. Guyer, a Kalamazoo, Mich. native, received a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in
 entomology (study of insects) from MSU.  A current resident of East Lansing,
 Dr. Guyer has consulted many governments around the world on agricultural and
 natural resource policy.
     "I'm looking forward to further strengthening the partnerships between
 Pheasants Forever, the other key conservation organizations and our state and
 federal partners.  By working even closer together we can greatly enhance our
 natural resources and improve wildlife.  I'm also thrilled with the quality of
 our Board.  It's a privilege to be chairman of such an extremely dedicated
 group of conservationists," said Dr. Guyer, who is a member of Michigan's
 Ingham County PF Chapter.
     Howard K. Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO, welcomed Dr. Guyer.
     "Our new chairman's incredible experience in natural resources,
 agriculture and education will be an invaluable asset to Pheasants Forever as
 we work to enhance our natural resources and spread the conservation message
 nationwide," Vincent said.
 
     Pheasants Forever is over 90,000 hunters and conservationists nationwide
 volunteering their time to work on private and public land to ensure the
 future of wildlife and hunting.  PF, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is
 accomplishing this mission by protecting existing habitat, improving it and
 creating new habitat.  Since its founding in 1982, PF has raised over
 $80 million and used it to establish and enhance over 2 million acres of
 wildlife habitat.  This hard work and success has earned PF the title "The
 Habitat Organization."
     One major driving force behind PF's success is the fact our 550 local
 chapters keep 100 percent of the money they raise to spend on local habitat
 projects.  This unique arrangement has enabled thousands of private
 landowners, in cooperation with beneficial government programs and other
 partners, to restore millions of acres of habitat benefiting pheasants and
 countless other species of wildlife.  PF's efforts also greatly reduce soil
 erosion, improve water quality and brighten rural landscapes for everyone.
     PF's national office, funded by a $25/member annual fee, has used its
 resources to become the nation's leading advocate for improved federal support
 of habitat restoration, notably the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  The
 group was the major force behind re-authorizing CRP in 1996, a program which
 has idled 36 million acres of marginal farmland and replanted it to wildlife
 habitat.  PF chapters have worked with thousands of farmers and ranchers
 nationwide to help restore wildlife habitat on private lands.
     Pheasants Forever's conservation leadership extends beyond habitat to
 education.  Our Leopold Education Project ( http://www.lep.org ) has brought
 Aldo Leopold's visionary concept of a land ethic to over 4,000 educators
 nationwide who in turn have passed their knowledge on to over a half million
 students.  PF also provides its members with one of the nation's leading
 conservation and hunting magazines, Pheasants Forever Journal, and the
 Ringnecks program to recruit youngsters into conservation and hunting.
     For more information about Pheasants Forever, please call 877-773-2070
 toll free or visit our web page at http://www.pheasantsforever.org
 
 SOURCE  Pheasants Forever