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At Pheasants Forever / Quail Forever our mission is habitat and we provide assistance (technical, financial and hands on) to cooperators (private landowners, land trusts, land managers and partners) interested in establishing or improving habitat for pheasants or quail.

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Technical Assistance:  (in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and IL Department of Natural Resources)
aka Wildlife Biologists trained to help you help habitat and walk you through farm bill and other conservation program opportunities like CRP with central offices in Galesburg, Bloomington, Gibson City, Effingham and Fairfield.  Not in one of our Farm Bill Biologist Service Areas?  Contact the IL Director of Conservation.
  • Scott James, 309.660.3147.  Serving Rock Island, Henry, Mercery, Warren and Knox counties.
  • Doug Gass, 309.660.3971. Serving McLean, Dewitt, Tazewell, Woodford and Livingston counties.
  • Jason Bleich, 217.855.0496.  Serving Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Ford and Iroquois counties.
  • Brandon Beltz, 217.853.0801.  Serving Effingham, Fayette, Clay, Jasper, Coles and Cumberland counties.
  • Brady Wooten, 217.853.9621.  Serving Wayne, Marion, Jefferson, Hamilton, White and Edwards counties.
Financial Assistance:
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, with support from the State Pheasant Fund and Illinois Habitat Fund offer various cost share and incentives for cooperators who complete specific habitat practices.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, in cooperation with the IL Habitat Fund and State Pheasant Fund (IL Department of Natural Resources) provided more than $350,000 in assistance in 2015. The Pheasant and Habitat Stamp Committee's each recommended continued financial support for the programs; however, funds can be allocated without a state budget.

We are hopeful that a capital budget will be passed and agreements enacted which allow for us to provide this important conservation assistance to landowners in 2016.  As soon as funding is available, we will update this site with the 2016 application.

Grant Resources

Cost Share and Incentives have been provided for the following types of projects:
  • Establishing New Nesting Cover (must include at least 2 native grasses and 4 native wildflowers) 
  • Herbaceous Winter Cover (ie switchgrass) 
  • Establishing Cool Season Grasses or Legumes (ie Firebreak)
  • Establishing New Nesting Cover using a PF/QF endorsed mix
  • Establishing Pollinator Habitat
  • Establishing a Plateau Tolerant Nesting Cover Mix
  • Establishing the above habitat in an identified focus area (COA, SAFE, RRA, near a PHA/SHA)
  • Establishing at least 20 acres of contiguous nesting cover
  • Improving degraded grasslands (strip disking, herbicide, interseeding, woody cover removal)

Chapter Network:
Many of our 42 Pheasants Forever and 18 Quail Forever chapters in Illinois have the equipment and experience necessary to help you with your local project.  Some chapters provide both equipment and experienced volunteers, some provide just equipment, others provide only financial assistance.  Contact your local chapter to determine which services they provide (burning, seeding, invasive control, cost share, etc). 



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November 2014