WE DO IT FOR THE WILDLIFE…

And we couldn’t do it without our supporters. Since 2016, 100% of the proceeds from our Classic weekend events have gone into our Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation. Over $325,000 has been raised and, through May of this year, over $268,000 has been distributed to youth programs and memberships, scholarships, and conservation and habitat programs. Details of the grants awarded by the foundation can be found on our conservation foundation page. At this year’s event we will take time to thank our sponsors, partners, and guests as we share some of the projects and programs the foundation has funded and why “We do it for the wildlife”.

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Ed Arnett To Speak at 2022 Event

Ed Arnett

Ed Arnett, Chief Executive Officer, The Wildlife Society will be the keynote speaker at the Classic Dinner, Saturday November 19th. Ed is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University and host of the public television conservation series This American Land.

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Classic Conservation Foundation awards $100,000 in grants

March 1, 2022. The Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce grant funding support for the following programs. The Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) was awarded $25,000 towards the 157.5-acre land purchase in Sherman County that will annex the current wildlife area that is managed for upland birds and public hunting. Additionally, Pheasants Forever (PF) was awarded $75,000 in support of the Corners Program and the new B.I.R.D.S program. The Foundation has already pledged and contributed $100,000 to the Corners Program. “Thank you for your commitment to support BIRDS and Corners for Wildlife. We are honored you are our partner in conservation”. Jordan Martincich, Director of Development, PF, Inc.

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Thanks to your support (for the Corners Program), PF is excited to have 565 new acres that will be planted to upland bird habitat and open to public access (hunting land)

Jordan Martincich, Director of Development - Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever

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The Classic Welcomes Amy Ray

The Classic Welcomes Amy Ray

Posted by RNC on Aug 4, 2022

We’re excited to have Amy Ray join the 2022 Classic. Amy is the President and CEO of The Sisterhood of The Outdoors, a company dedicated to creating opportunities for women to hunt, fish and learn to shoot.  Their mission is to take women outdoors and provide meaningful opportunities for women in all outdoor and shooting sports. The staff are licensed guides, outfitters, weekend warriors, certified instructors and mentors to those willing to learn. For information about Amy and The Sisterhood of the Outdoors, visit https://www.sisterhoodoutdoors.com/. Read Amy’s Bio...

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TNC Hires a Grassland Specialist

TNC Hires a Grassland Specialist

Posted by RNC on Jul 13, 2022

The Nature Conservancy has hired Oakley, Kansas native, Mason Scheetz, as their new Southern High Plains Grassland Specialist. Mason will be leading the conservancy’s work in the new Generational Grasslands Outreach Program in the area around Smoky Valley Ranch. He will be working with partners to focus outreach and technical assistance for voluntary conservation programs, administer test incentive payments to producers, and work with social scientists to understand and address barriers to priority conservation practices for both effective management and long-term conservation. Read More about the Generational Grasslands...

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Classic Conservation Foundation Grants Awarded

Classic Conservation Foundation Grants Awarded

Posted by RNC on Jul 8, 2022

Since 2016, 100% of the proceeds from our Classic weekend events have gone into our Northwest Kansas Conservation Foundation. Over $325,000 has been raised and, through May of this year, over $268,000 of grants have been distributed supporting our mission to support wildlife and habitat conservation and the development of public upland access, as well as programs that support outdoor youth opportunities and the recruitment new hunters and shooters. Grants awarded have included $34,250 towards youth programs, $11,000 in college scholarships, and $220,000 in support of habitat, land and conservation in Northwest Kansas. For detailed awards, visit our conservation foundation...

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