Pheasants Forever Conservationist Available to Landowners
Hallie Uhlig is Northeast Colorado’s new Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) Private Lands Conservationist. Her position partners with USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to implement conservation on private land to preserve natural resources, improve or maintain the quality of working lands, and create wildlife habitat. Hallie has been with PF and QF for over a year and she is very excited to move to Colorado and work in her home state!
Hallie grew up in Omaha NE during her younger childhood and later moved to Colorado Springs CO, where much of her family still resides. She has many fond memories from her time in Omaha making trips out to a family farm in Central Nebraska to help move cattle or ride along in the combine at harvest. After moving to Colorado, she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and natural resources and found that she loves hiking, biking, and skiing. She graduated in 2022 from Central College in Pella, Iowa with a degree in Environmental Science. During and after college, she worked in several different facets of the natural resource world. During a summer internship with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, she spent the hot summer months working in the Loess Hills of Western Iowa to promote the restoration of native prairies. This included controlling invasive weeds, manually cutting cedars and invasive trees, participating in prescribed burns, collecting native seed, and lending a hand to surrounding conservation groups like The Nature Conservancy and County Conservation Boards. Hallie also assisted the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Upland Game Research Program with field surveys, data entry, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects in Boone, IA after graduating. During this position with the Iowa DNR, she performed population monitoring surveys for quail and pheasant, coordinated a statewide small game survey, assisted field staff in dove and goose banding, and worked alongside a Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring (MSIM) crew with dragonfly, small mammal, and aquatic species surveys. Most recently, she has worked in Southwest Iowa as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.
The Private Lands Conservationist position provides a one-stop shop for your wildlife needs. Through partnerships with NRCS and CPW, she can help offer and inform landowners/operators of many different conservation practices and programs. Pheasants Forever knows the only efficient and effective way to improve our wildlife populations is to improve our wildlife HABITAT. Private Lands Conservationists can come out to your land and make a personalized plan to help you increase your wildlife habitat, alongside your existing operation, to fit your goals. This service is free of charge thanks to our generous funding partners!
Hallie Uhlig | Private Lands Conservationist II
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