Pheasants Forever was recently awarded ten North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) small grants to conserve wetlands and associated grasslands in Minnesota and Iowa.
Pheasant hunters and local producers in South Dakota have expanded the influence of Pheasants Forever with the addition of the organization’s newest chapter in the state. Officially titled as the Mid-Dakota Chapter of Pheasants Forever, local volunteers are focusing on wildlife habitat conservation efforts in Brule County to preserve the area’s renowned pheasant hunting traditions.
Pheasant hunters in eastern Iowa have revived one of the state’s oldest and most successful Pheasants Forever chapters to support a growing pheasant population in the region.
Following the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 49th general sign-up in North Dakota, colossal landowner demand for CRP has been met with a bleak 6 percent acceptance rate – only 69 offers out of 1,094 applications were accepted for 5,944 total acres out of 74,059 acres offered.
The Farm Service Agency in Washington D.C. has released its statewide summary of acres accepted as part of USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 49th general sign-up in South Dakota. The dismal results – only two offers out of 727 applications were accepted for 101 total acres out of 42,352 acres offered – indicate South Dakota is poised to continue hemorrhaging wildlife habitat, with 155,000 additional acres of CRP contracts set to expire by fall of 2018.
Pheasants Forever, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and Clarke County Conservation Board have permanently conserved 197 acres of wildlife habitat with the creation of the new Oakwood Grassland Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 867,000 acres will be enrolled through three different components of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Of particular note, USDA’s CRP general sign-up completed at the end of February generated more than 1.8 million acres in offers, but was only able to accept 23 percent of the 26,000 landowner applications because of the program’s 24 million acre cap.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce YETI® as a new corporate partner of “The Habitat Organization.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the release of a three-year conservation strategy that will guide the voluntary restoration of 500,000 acres of habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken, an iconic grassland bird of the southern Great Plains.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever recently named Brandon Wilmoth as the organization’s new outreach coordinator in the state of Kansas.
Pheasants Forever volunteers in Montana have expanded the organization’s influence for wildlife habitat conservation with a new chapter start in the state’s northeast corner.
What’s your favorite bird dog breed? Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s “Bird Dogs for Habitat” campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a tax-deductible donation on behalf of their favorite sporting dog breed.
Making an investment in the future of youth and conservation, DuPont Pioneer has extended its support of the Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Youth Pollinator Habitat Program for 2016.
Dr. J. Scott Taylor has been hired as the Coordinator of the National Wild Pheasant Conservation Plan the Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (MAFWA) announced last week at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.
One of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s longest tenured staff members, Dave Nomsen, was honored last week at the 81st North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference with the George Bird Grinnell Memorial Award for Distinguished Service to Natural Resource Conservation.
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