Mark is Editor for PFJ, QFJ, Upland Tales and “The Nomad” Blog Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever
He has been an outdoor writer since working for the Minnesota Daily and the University of Minnesota in 1978. He has been editor of Pheasants Forever’s three magazines and a blog since 1998 and has freelanced of late for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association magazine Whitetales about restoring 44 acres of aspen-maple forest he recently purchased near Cloquet.
As editor of Pheasants Forever, a conservation non-profit dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs, Mark has honed his craft. Pheasants Forever is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Mark picked up a silver medal for his article, “Cooperation Builds to Save the Sage-Grouse,” which appeared in the Fall 2011 issue. The prestigious 2012 award from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association falls under the category of best feature article for circulations over 30,000. The Association presented the award at its annual gala, held November 2012. Mark’s book, The Best of Pheasants Forever, The Journal of Upland Conservation is available at Amazon.com. Mark is a co-winner of the Paul Gruchow Essay Contest in 2006. Mark will lead a Wilderness in the city writing tour in 2013 at the EFEIT/RTA. Herwig and his springer spaniel Hunter pictured on assignment for the Quail Forever Journal in January in southern Illinois.