Paul Keeven lives in Elsberry, Missouri, north of St. Louis and has been the chapter chair of Missouri BHA since March 2022.
Paul personifies the go-getter attitude of BHA and leads by example. This August, Paul organized over 50 volunteers and Missouri Department of Conservation staff to lead a wet prairie restoration project at B.K. Leach Conservation Area as part of the Working for Wildlife Tour in partnership with Mark Kenyon of MeatEater and Wired to Hunt. Volunteers built wood duck houses and ADA ramps for duck blinds, collected seeds to restore native prairie, installed owl perches, and removed woody plant species from prairie lands. Paul also planned and executed the Stewardship Stories event that followed the project to inform locals and supporters about BHA and raise funds toward their efforts.
As if that wasn’t enough, Paul and other Missouri BHA members also tabled at the Dive Bomb Squadfest event in St. Charles, Missouri, bringing the mission of BHA to a new crowd of waterfowlers and informing them about BHA’s role in keeping Swan Lake Refuge open for waterfowl hunting this season. The Missouri chapter had an incredible month, in large part due to Paul’s leadership.
Thanks, Paul, for your continued commitment to BHA and your service to our public lands and waters!