|Hawkeye Native Selected as new Pheasants Forever Rep for Northern Iowa|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|Written by Pheasants Forever Press|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 07:47|
Morris aims to improve number of upland birds in Iowa
Marengo, Iowa – July 10 - Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) have named Brice Morris of Marengo, Iowa, as the organization’s new Regional Representative for northern Iowa. Morris is a longtime supporter of Pheasants Forever and a founding member of the Hi Point Quail Forever chapter.
As Regional Representative, Morris will work to foster relationships with volunteers and supporters who have a mutual desire to improve wildlife habitat and raise awareness of Pheasants Forever's upland conservation efforts in Iowa. He will also assist chapters as they raise and distribute funds for wildlife habitat improvements, develop quality upland habitat and provide youth education programs for the region.
“My main goal is to support our chapters in accomplishing our habitat, youth and conservation awareness mission,” says Morris. “Some of the most dedicated PF chapters are in Iowa, and leveraging their strengths with new opportunities is needed to get Iowa’s bird numbers back to where they once were.” From helping chapters offer youth outings to spearheading more land acquisitions, ensuring habitat and public access forever, Morris “looks forward to being involved with every aspect of Pheasants Forever in Iowa.”
Morris was born and raised in the Dike/New Hartford area. He graduated from Upper Iowa University in 2000. Shortly after graduation, Morris began teaching K-12 physical education and health and coaching in southeastern Iowa. Morris noted that his teaching background fuels his passion for youth involvement. He and his wife Shawna, along with their two children, own and operate Morris Kennels, where they have raised, trained, and trialed multiple English pointer field champions.
With Morris’ Iowa roots, strong youth education background and knowledge of the outdoor industry, the Pheasants Forever team is excited for Morris to join their ranks and provide additional leadership to Iowa’s 104 PF/QF chapters. “We are very pleased to welcome Brice to our Iowa team," notes Tom Fuller, Iowa PF/QF State Coordinator. "Brice grew up experiencing some of Iowa’s best pheasant hunting and is driven to bring bird populations back to historical highs. He has the passion to assist our Iowa chapters in doing bigger and better things in the future, which is why Brice is an excellent fit to our staff and will help lead our strategic approach to bring back the birds.”
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 135,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent, the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.
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