October 2015

At the October 20, 2015 board meeting, the Aberdeen Hotel Alliance presented the following events, groups, and organizations with approved funding for their event.

Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition

Aberdeen Pheasant CoalitionThe Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition is unique in concept and collaboration. It is spearheaded by the local Aberdeen Pheasants Forever chapter (Northern South Dakota Chapter 77) and consists of local businesses, the tourist industry, conservation organizations and sportsmen groups coming together to provide funding for a signup incentive for farmers and landowners enrolling land into the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to provide quality nesting and brood rearing habitat while at the same time enrolling these same acres into the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks public access hunting program (Walk In Program).

This program will provide a major boost to our local economy while at the same time providing a stable and increasing pheasant population, crucial to our local economy. All of our members have a strong link to our Aberdeen pheasant heritage though not all are headquartered in Aberdeen . All funds raised for this signup incentive will be spent in Brown County, South Dakota only. Additional funds raised for the promotion of this program will provide for promotion without touching our dollars raised for the signup incentive.
Pictured from left to right is Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Emmett Lenihan with Pheasants Forever, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Diana Ingram of Ramada, and Sarah Kuntz with Quality Inn.