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Local Habitat Efforts

Ingham County Pheasants Forever's members are truly passionate about creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other upland wildlife. This unique model empowers local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds will be spent.

Whether it's through improving habitat, informing the public about land management or educating future generations of hunting enthusiasts, conservation is the underlying principle in all we do at the grassroots level.

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Preserving our Natural Resources

Creating, restoring, and maintaining habitat is a constant battle. We invite you to join the Ingham County Pheasants Forever of Pheasants Forever in its quest to ensure a country rich in natural resources and long on people willing to work to preserve them. After all, natural resources - pheasants, quail, and other wildlife, plus the land, air, and water on which they live - are our greatest resources.

Maple River Migration Tour

Event Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited

Saturday, April 2, 2016

9AM-Noon

North of Saint Johns, Michigan

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Something to Crow About

NOW, THAT’S SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT! 

We are happy to see so much progress in the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative (MPRI) by Pheasants Forever and all of its partners.   A highly attractive, easy to review report summarizes these accomplishments with maps, charts, photos and quotes.  See the MPRI Coalition Midpoint Accomplishment Report at www.MichiganPheasantsForever.org.  We hope these few highlights from the first 5 years will give you an appetite for seeing the whole report:

  • Pheasants Forever Chapters provided 75,000 acres of habitat

  • DNR purchased 917 acres in 15 parcels on MPRI state game areas

  • 8,760 acres of grassland improvements and 5,363 acres of food plots on key MPRI state game areas

  • 8 Farm Bill Biologists hired to help landowners enroll in conservation programs

  • License fee changes allowed DNR to hire more field staff and invest more funds in state game area habitat improvements

  • 10 Wildlife Cooperatives established and 10 more getting started

  • $1,152,710 in DNR Wildlife Habitat Grants awarded for 3,265 acres of projects that will benefit pheasants

  • $2,164,299 in federal grants secured for the DNR Hunter Access Program with 170 properties and 20,089 acres enrolled in 2015

  • $865,000 federal grant with $30,000 of PF matching funds for 3,000 acres of habitat improvements on public and private lands

  • Nearly 2,500 acres of grassland and wetland habitat restored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Nearly 1,800 acres of grassland habitat restored by Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation

  • $3 million in federal North American Waterfowl Conservation Act grants for wetland and grassland restoration

  • 288,000 acres enrolled by landowners in the federal farm grassland programs with another Conservation Reserve Program sign-up in early 2016

We can’t wait to see these habitat improvements mature and pheasants and other wildlife respond in the years ahead.  Congratulations MPRI Coalition, landowners, hunters, and volunteers!

Local Chapter Projects

Every year the Ingham County Pheasants Forever has on going projects throughout the community. With our proceeds from fundraising and donations from community leaders, we are fortunate enough to give back, putting all our money in the ground to preserve habitat throughout our region.  If you know of a project or would like to learn more about how to help in the effort to preserve your local habitats, please feel free to contact us with any questions.