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Michigan Pheasants Forever - Habitat Page

Michigan Pheasants Forever - Habitat Page

Local Habitat Efforts

Michigan 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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Priority Pheasant Restoration Areas Initiative

Priority Pheasant Restoration Areas Initiative

Private landowners and hunters have a resource available to them. Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), and Pheasants Forever (PF) have collaborated to fund a wildlife cooperative coordinator position, housed at MUCC.  Assistance is available in creating, implementing, and maintaining wildlife cooperatives of private landowners around the state to create, maintain, and improve wildlife habitat. 

Contact Morgan Jennings - Wildlife Cooperative Coordinator at P: 517-346-6454 or Email:

Financial Assistance Document For Developing Wildlife Habitat in Southern Michigan

Financial Assistance Document For Developing Wildlife Habitat in Southern Michigan

The Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative (MPRI) is a grass-roots conservation initiative to restore pheasant populations and habitat in Michigan’s traditional pheasant range. A variety of MPRI partners provide technical and financial assistance to help landowners enhance their lands for pheasants and other wildlife. Below is a summary of programs MPRI partners offer to assist private landowners. For more information about MPRI visit:

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Farm Bill Programs:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

US Fish & Wildlife Service:

Partners for Wildlife Program (PWP)
Conservation Districts
Pheasants Forever
National Wild Turkey Federation
Quality Deer Management Association
Ruffed Grouse Society
Ducks Unlimited

Michigan DNR Wildlife Division:

Private Lands Program (PLP)


The following MPRI biologists can help develop and assist pheasant cooperatives in the three MPRI priority areas. This service is provided free of charge through the partners of this initiative

Farm Bill Biologists 

Jacob Northius - Blue Water Conservation District:  Sanilac and St. Clair Counties - P: (810) 648-2998 or (810) 984-3865 Email: 


Kurt Wolf - Gratiot Conservation District:  Gratiot, Saginaw and Clinton County - P: 989-875-3900  Email: 


Lyndsay Morrison - Branch Conservation District:  387 N. Willowbrook Rd. Suite F, Coldwater, MI 49036 -  P: (517) 278-2725 ext. 118  Email: 


John Bauer - Tuscola Conservation District:  P: 989-673-8174 x 107  Email: 


Nathan McNett - Lenawee, Monroe, Hillsdale, Washtenaw - P:  517-263-7400 x5580  Email:

YouTube Habitat Tips

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