Pheasants, Quail Forever gain Nebraska Environmental Trust grants
Pheasants Forever will receive $676,600 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to support several of its conservation efforts—Corners for Wildlife (CFW), Grassland Improvement Program (GIP), Habitat Share and the Mobile Prescribed Burn Unit & Education Outreach project.
In all, a total of $18,301,819 in grant funding was announced by the Trust Board at their spring meeting in Lincoln.
Habitat Share involves a partnership between Pheasants Forever and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) by matching federal funds and non-federal funds at a 3:1 ratio. Contractors complete new and critical habitat efforts on wildlife management areas open to public access throughout the state.
The program includes practices benefiting pheasants, quail and pollinators including tree removal, prescribed fire, interseeding, shrub planting, food plots and smooth brome control. Since 2010, Habitat Share has impacted 24,004 acres of additional habitat on 108 Wildlife Management Areas across the state. The CFW program continues to be a successful program and celebrates 22 years of partnership between the Trust, Pheasants Forever, Inc., Quail Forever, Natural Resource Districts, NGPC and landowners in Nebraska to establish permanent wildlife habitat. This partnership has established 12,614 acres of habitat on private lands.
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