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QUWF establishes Iowa chapter for controlled burns

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"One of the key elements in good habitat management planning is the proper use of controlled burns" said Craig Alderman of QUWF. "Our new Hawkeye Hills QUWF Chapter in Des Moines, Iowa, consists of qualified controlled burn personnel who came together under the QUWF banner to further the efforts of using controlled burns to enhance and increase upland wildlife habitat in a key area of the country" states Alderman. "Their leadership includes individuals that have been trained as a Burn Boss and capable of writing burn plans for landowner members and others are qualified to be on the fire line" explains Craig.

"Controlled burning is a critical and important part of wildlife habitat management and it takes dedication, training, planning and the right type of execution to perform it. Our new chapter and its dedicated membership are trained and experienced, now working with QUWF we can broaden our focus, offer training to new members and perform controlled burns the right way" states Tre Wilson, the Hawkeye Hills Chapter Chair. "Further, QUWF is on the board, of the Prescribed Fire Council as a founding member and can keep all chapters informed on the new updates in controlled burns so we can share techniques and information" says Wilson. "If we all do not take an active, hands on, role in upland wildlife management for all species, "turnin-the-dirt" in the best ways, we won't have huntable populations of any quality upland game.

QUWF has carefully focused from its beginning, to find and build chapters and members who are truly dedicated to habitat work and preserving the hunting heritage, not just being a number on a corporate score board for financial gain. "Unlike some federal programs, we grade our success on wildlife population growth, not just acreage touched, before during and after our habitat work for all species" states Nick Prough, Chief Wildlife Biologist of QUWF. "Controlled burning is a major, proven, habitat technique that needs to be employed the right way and the Hawkeye Hills Chapter has the expertise to assist many landowners the right way" concludes Prough.

Since 2010 through 2011, QUWF, and its local chapters and members have spent $5.92 Million Dollars on wildlife conservation and habitat management efforts on over 904,000 acres across the countries landscape.

Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc., a tax exempt 501(c)(3) conservation organization, serves its members and chapters nationwide, providing a strong local source of habitat focus on quail and upland wildlife and population recovery. Millions of dollars of habitat work have been completed by its members over the years on thousands of acres of both private and public lands, now that work continues with a renewed vitality. Our chapters from coast to coast, provide the grass roots, local habitat work that is making a difference each and every day. For more information or to join QUWF please visit our website at www.quwf.net.

Date: 12/24/2012



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