Habitat & Conservation

Habitat improvement projects are intended to fulfill the biological needs of the pheasant, as well as preserve permanent wildlife areas. Since 2004, the Johnson County Pheasants Forever Chapter has partnered with the Lincoln and Osborne County Chapters in improving habitat on WIHA (Walk In Hunting Areas) in their surrounding counties. Habitat improvement programs have included controlled burning of CRP, planting food plots and interseeding.

Creating, restoring and maintaining habitat is a constant battle. We invite you to join Johnson County, KS PF in our quest to ensure a legacy for our children. After all, natural resources – pheasants, quail and other wildlife and the land, air and water on which they live – are our greatest resources.

OVERVIEW OF HABITAT PROJECTS FUNDED BY JOHNSON COUNTY PHEASANTS FOREVER – CHAPTER 706.

2010

- Chad McDaniel memorial lifetime license purchased and donated to a youth in Cloud County

- 25 bags of upland cover seed to Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife for distribution to landowners in and around Johnson County.

2009

- $1,000 for Cloud County Partnership to continue habitat projects

- 25 bags of upland cover seed to Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife for distribution to landowners in and around Johnson County.

2008

- Drip torches purchased for controlled burns in Cloud County

- 25 bags of upland cover seed to Kansas Department of Parks and Wildlife for distribution to landowners in and around Johnson County.

2007

- $1,000 for Lincoln County Partnership to continue controlled burning in Lincoln, Russell, and surrounding counties.

- $1,000 for Lincoln County Partnership to continue controlled burning in Lincoln, Russell, and surrounding counties.

- $1,000 donated to support Osborne County PF in habitat improvement in Oborne, Jewell, Smith, and Mitchell counties.

- $270 to Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks (KDWP) for seed to be used for local WHIP and Upland Bird initiative contracts that need to seed plots annually.

2006

- $1,000 for Lincoln County Partnership to continue controlled burning in Lincoln, Russell, and surrounding counties.

- $1,000 for Habitat Projects in Northeast Kansas. Establishment of Partnership with Seneca/Burns Kansas PF Chapter for projects enrolled in the WIHA Program.

2005

- $2,000 to Lincoln County Partnership for additional equipment, maintenance, and funding for controlled burning of CRP in Lincoln and Russell counties. *Listed in PF Annual Report for 2005 Top Habitat Chapters spending over $10,000

- $2,000 for Osborne County Partnership to purchase seed and fund labor required for interseeding CRP and planting of food plots on land enrolled in the WIHA program in Osborne, Jewell, Smith, and Mitchell counties. *Listed in PF Annual Report for 2005 Top Habitat Chapters spending over $10,000

2004

- $500 to Hillsdale’s Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks (KDWP) Plotmaster Seed Drill for local use in Quail Habitat Projects for both public and private lands.

- $1,700 for Spray Rig (Tank, Pump & Hose) for use in controlled burning of CRP. Lincoln County Post Rock Ringnecks Partnership for Habitat projects focused on land enrolled in the Kansas Walk-In-Hunting-Area Program.

- $2,000 to Osborne County to purchase their yearly Banquet package from PF. Proceeds from the Banquet were used in Kansas Walk In Hunting Areas in Osborne and Mitchell counties (WIHA near Glen Elder State Park)

If you are interested in becoming one of our active habitat volunteers or if you have an idea for a way in which we can better use our resources, please email us.