South Dakota's Zastrow Joins 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 Berdette
 Zastrow to its National Board of Directors.
     Zastrow, Columbia, S.D., recently penned the book "Woman's Guide to
 Hunting" and is founder and past president of "Outdoor Women of South Dakota."
     Zastrow grew up on a farm near Groton, S.D., and attended Northern State
 University, Aberdeen, S.D.  She has been involved in livestock and outdoor
 issues through various positions including radio stations and the South Dakota
 Agriculture Department.  Her natural resource experience includes involvement
 in several conservation organizations and membership with the South Dakota
 Game, Fish and Parks Commission and the South Dakota Board of Water and
 Natural Resources.  Zastrow is a monthly columnist for Dakota Country
 magazine, the Outlaw.com web site and a regional writer for Outdoor Life
 magazine.
     Zastrow's honors include the 1994 South Dakota Wildlife Federation
 "Conservationist of the Year" award; the 1991 Wildlife Citizen Award from the
 Wildlife Society; and the "1994 Wildlife Law Enforcement Supporter of the
 Year" award from the South Dakota Conservation Officers Association.
     "The preservation of our hunting tradition is extremely important.  I
 promote the involvement of women and youth in the hunting arena wherever and
 however I can.  I am very humbled and honored to serve as a board member of
 such a prestigious organization and the opportunity to work even harder for
 habitat and our beautiful ring-necked pheasants," said Zastrow, who is a
 member of the Northern South Dakota Chapter.
     Howard K. Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO, welcomed Zastrow to the board.
     "Pheasants Forever is thrilled someone with Zastrow's qualifications and
 passion for the outdoors has come to serve on our board from the heart of this
 nation's pheasant country.  Her connections with South Dakota hunters, the
 outdoor media and our fellow conservation organizations makes her a valuable
 asset to the board," 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 the 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 Berdette
 Zastrow to its National Board of Directors.
     Zastrow, Columbia, S.D., recently penned the book "Woman's Guide to
 Hunting" and is founder and past president of "Outdoor Women of South Dakota."
     Zastrow grew up on a farm near Groton, S.D., and attended Northern State
 University, Aberdeen, S.D.  She has been involved in livestock and outdoor
 issues through various positions including radio stations and the South Dakota
 Agriculture Department.  Her natural resource experience includes involvement
 in several conservation organizations and membership with the South Dakota
 Game, Fish and Parks Commission and the South Dakota Board of Water and
 Natural Resources.  Zastrow is a monthly columnist for Dakota Country
 magazine, the Outlaw.com web site and a regional writer for Outdoor Life
 magazine.
     Zastrow's honors include the 1994 South Dakota Wildlife Federation
 "Conservationist of the Year" award; the 1991 Wildlife Citizen Award from the
 Wildlife Society; and the "1994 Wildlife Law Enforcement Supporter of the
 Year" award from the South Dakota Conservation Officers Association.
     "The preservation of our hunting tradition is extremely important.  I
 promote the involvement of women and youth in the hunting arena wherever and
 however I can.  I am very humbled and honored to serve as a board member of
 such a prestigious organization and the opportunity to work even harder for
 habitat and our beautiful ring-necked pheasants," said Zastrow, who is a
 member of the Northern South Dakota Chapter.
     Howard K. Vincent, Pheasants Forever CEO, welcomed Zastrow to the board.
     "Pheasants Forever is thrilled someone with Zastrow's qualifications and
 passion for the outdoors has come to serve on our board from the heart of this
 nation's pheasant country.  Her connections with South Dakota hunters, the
 outdoor media and our fellow conservation organizations makes her a valuable
 asset to the board," 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 the 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