200 More Acres of Pheasant Habitat

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

More than 200 acres of ring-necked pheasant habitat were restored thanks in part to your support. In a cooperative agreement with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and private landowners that provide public hunting access, more than 1,000 pounds of switchgrass and other native grasses were seeded over 200 acres. Participating local landowners and members of nearby Pheasants Forever chapters provided the volunteer labor. The established grasses are providing needed cover for nesting pheasants and are helping increase the population of the popular upland bird. Areas covered by the project include Westmoreland County and Mount Pleasant, Unity, East Huntington and Hempfield townships. The project has been hailed as an example of what can be accomplished when public, private and nonprofit sources work together.