Trautmans receive James Valley Pheasants Forever chapter award
They received the 2022 Polaris Habitat Stewardship Award.
The James Valley Pheasants Forever chapter announced that Lee and Whitney Trautman of Jamestown have been chosen for the 2022 Polaris Habitat Stewardship Award.
Lee Trautman, along with his brother, Mike, and father, Tom, have a history of practicing conservation on their land. Last year, Lee contributed more to conservation by installing 65 acres of perennial cover and providing an additional 320 acres of access through the PLOTS program. Besides the habitat provided through these practices, the Trautmans also practice no-till farming and inter-seeding cover crops, both of which benefit soil and wildlife. Flowering plants and pollinators are included in the seedings to help beneficial insects, which are good for wildlife and also crop pest control.
The James Valley chapter said it is proud to honor the Trautmans and look forward to their continued work in conservation.