ST. PAUL, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- Coinciding with National Pollinator Week on June 19th – 25th, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is celebrating its 2016 efforts to support diverse wildlife habitat for the future of pollinators and upland gamebirds.
The organization’s signature Youth Pollinator Habitat Program engaged more than 8,000 participants last year to establish 209 acres of pollinator habitat throughout pheasant and quail ranges in the United States.
“The Youth Pollinator Habitat Program is raising awareness of decreasing honey bee and monarch butterfly populations while providing quality nesting and foraging habitat that pollinators and other wildlife rely on for survival,” stated Drew Larsen, habitat education programs manager for Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. “This education and outreach initiative continues to show dramatic growth each year due to the generous support of our sponsors.”
The program’s objectives are to increase awareness about declining grassland wildlife populations (including pheasants, quail, and pollinating insects), educate the general public on the importance of pollinator habitat, and establish quality pollinator habitat across the country.
Local Pheasants Forever chapters and their partners are working with communities to create habitat projects that involve youth, school, and community groups.
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