Pheasants Forever has a new regional representative in North Dakota.
Jessica McKeehen starts her new job Monday, July 3. In the position, she will work with 26 local chapters and more than 4,000 members throughout the state to expend funds for wildlife habitat and conservation education on behalf of Pheasants Forever with local, state, and federal partners, the conservation group said in a news release.
“Renee is a recognized leader in engaging women into the outdoors and I can say with great confidence that she will be an incredible asset for our chapters and volunteers in North Dakota,” Tom Fuller, north regional director for Pheasants Forever, said in a statement. “North Dakota is an important state for this organization in terms of dedicated chapter volunteers and members, rooster harvest, and grassland acres — Renee has the drive and ambition to enact positive change on all these categories for the organization’s mission.”
McKeehan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Crookston and also worked for the Minnesota Conservation Corps as an apprentice with the Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Most recently, McKeehen was a manager for Scheels in Bismarck, where she worked to share her passion for hunting and fishing with women and children, Pheasants Forever said. She also is a North Dakota hunter education instructor and is certified to conduct prescribed burning, a key grassland management tool, Pheasants Forever said.
Last December, Adventuress Magazine named McKeehen “Adventuress of the Year” for her passion and commitment to hunting, fishing, and natural resource management in the Peace Garden State, Pheasants Forever said.
“I am proud to be joining such a strong and driven organization working towards conservation,” McKeehen said in the news release. “I look forward to contributing to the mission of Pheasants Forever alongside our dedicated members in the state.”
For more information about Pheasants Forever in North Dakota, contact McKeehen at (701) 220-8796 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.