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Additional biologists added to conservation program

Pheasants Forever  has announced the addition of two people to their Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist program in Kansas.

The program is designed to assist landowners wanting to improve wildlife habitat on their lands. As well as trained biologists program workers will be assisting landowners in obtaining state and federal funding to help with conservation projects.

Both new biologists have completed graduate work at Texas A & M this year and will be located in local federal Natural Resource Conservation Service offices.

Kirby Calhoun is to be located in Abilene.

Mark Witecha will be working from Ness City.

Pheasants Forever farm bill biologists are also located in Decatur, Nemaha, Mitchell, Grant and Barber counties.

Though program habitat projects are aimed at helping pheasant, quail and lesser prairie chicken populations dozens of non-game species also benefit from programs that include burning, native grass seeding and brush removal.