BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — The new Pheasants Forever office in Brookings is aiming to stave off declining populations of the popular game bird by redefining conservation in South Dakota.
Howard Vincent is the nonprofit’s president and CEO. Vincent tells the Argus Leader ( ) the office wants to address habitat loses and the trend of land use changes.
Vincent says the group hopes to bring all of the agencies in South Dakota together so they can work toward delivering more conservation.
Dave Nomsen is vice president of governmental affairs at Pheasants Forever. Nomsen says pheasants should be treated as an agricultural commodity. He says the first step toward restoring pheasant numbers is to protect their grassland habitat.
The office is located at the South Dakota Innovation Center on the South Dakota State University campus.
Information from: Argus Leader,