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North Central PA Pheasants Forever 630 - Habitat Page

North Central PA Pheasants Forever 630 - Habitat Page

Local Habitat Efforts

North Central PA Pheasants Forever 630'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

Preserving our Natural Resources

Organization dedicated to the development of habitat suited for the propagation and long term survival of pheasant populations. Of course, as with most habitat development, many other wildlife species and populations also benefit from the development and maintenance of quality wildlife habitat.

That goal and objective is a large part of the mission for the North Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever as well. To that end Chapter 630 has been not only dedicated to but has become one of the leaders in providing wildlife habitat on both public and private lands across the North Central part of the State. Each year the Chapter coordinates and performs habitat projects on public and private lands that host some of the best pheasant hunting opportunities to be found in this part of the state. The Chapter also hosts mentored hunting opportunities for a large number of new and youth pheasant hunters each year.

To fund these services and programs the Chapter holds many different types fund raising events including raffles and an annual banquet. But, we also try to use wildlife habitat work conducted on private lands as one of our major fund raising activities.

The Chapter a John Deere farm tractor, a no-till (warm season grass and small grain) drill, a brush hog mower, broadcast seeder and other types of farm equipment that we use while conducting our habitat services on both public and private lands.

Chapter 630 strives to charge a competitive rate for its habitat services even though the Chapter workers typically donate their time and only receive reimbursement for their expenses. By staying competitively priced while operating on mostly volunteered time the Chapter makes a large portion of the money we use to fund both our public land habitat work and the many and various youth programs we host each year.

Though it is not our goal to directly compete with the many private sector businesses doing habitat work we feel that when a landowner contracts with our Chapter for their various habitat plantings or mowing they are not only getting their needs filled at a competitive price but also helping to preserve a better future for not only wildlife but also young hunters and all other wildlife enthusiasts. Making it a winning proposition for all concerns.

Local Chapter Projects

Local Chapter Projects

To learn more about the Chapter 630 habitat programs or to contract for wildlife habitat plantings, mowing or other work contact Habitat Chairman Dave Nesbitt at 814-787-7710 or e-mail dknesbitt@windstream.net

Pheasants Forever's members are truly passionate about conservation and creating, preserving and restoring habitat that benefits pheasants, quail and other wildlife. That's why Pheasants Forever provides the most efficient conservation model of any organization. PF's 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 of our chapters all the way to Washington, D.C. when we fight for strong conservation policy.

Creating, restoring and maintaining habitat is a constant battle. We invite you to join Pheasants Forever in our 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 and the land, air and water on which they live - are our greatest resources