About SCVQUWF

The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation is dedicated to preventing the unnecessary decline of upland game and other wildlife. To achieve this, the federation’s chapters organize various habitat outings. During these outings, we focus on maintaining and repairing natural springs or man-made water sources known as “Guzzlers.” These efforts are crucial, especially considering the low rainfall averages and severe seasonal weather (like droughts, extreme cold, or hot periods), which can severely impact the wildlife population due to water scarcity.

Our volunteers possess over 40 years of collective experience in creating and restoring wildlife habitats. They come from diverse backgrounds—some are professionals, while others are regular individuals. However, what unites them is their shared passion for giving back to a recreational activity that has given them so much.

Board Members

The Board of Directors of the Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation’s, Santa Clarita Valley Chapter FC14 have been active as Conservation members for many years. The primary board have over 160 collective years of experience in Wildlife Conservation, Boy Scouts of America, Youth Programs, California Department of Fish & Wildlife Hunter Education, NRA Shooting, Range Operations and Firearms Training. Many of our board members are also distinguished members of their respected Federal, State and Local Committee and Counsels.

Scott Bickle

CHAIRMAN

Scott Bickle is currently serving as Chairman. Scott loves the outdoors and has a passion for habitat and making a difference in the quail and upland wildlife populations.

MARK OKNYANSKY

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Mark is an LA native, born in the San Fernando Valley and now living in Castaic. Mark is both an attorney and real estate broker by trade, but donates his free time to various non-profit organizations. As Vice Chairman, Mark helps Scott and the rest of the board in any way he can to ensure our chapter of the QUWF thrives and brings great value to its members.

Luann Peterson

Treasurer

Luann Peterson is currently serving as Treasurer. Luann is also our Youth coordinator and is Director of our Youth Shooting Sports Camp. In addition Luann is one of our Hunter Education Instructors as well.

MARK HUGHES

Secretary

Mark was an adult volunteer for our Youth Shooting Sports camp for 5 years. He is our current Secretary and is the Scoutmaster for Troop 583 which is a local Boy Scout Troop which our Chapter is their Charter Organization. Mark is an avid fresh water fisherman and also serves as a US Archery Level 1 & 2 Trainer & Instructor, NRA Instructor & RSO and CADFW Hunter Instructor.

John Nelson

Habitat Chairman

Bio Coming Soon

Ilia Banks

Social Media Chair

Ilia Banks is currently responsible for social media. Ilia has worked with wildlife and habitat for nearly 14 years. She loves the outdoors and everything nature has to offer.

Bylaws and Charter

View the complete Bylaws and Charter information for SCVQUWR.

Legal Disclaimers

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Legal Disclaimer:
Santa Clarita Valley Chapter Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation (SCVQUWF) is a local chapter of the Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc. (QUWF).