About St Louis/Carlton County Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever Mission/Model
NATIONAL CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP WITH LOCAL WILDLIFE HABITAT RESULTS
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and outdoor recreation through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs.
A UNIQUE MODEL
At the heart of Pheasants Forever is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members, sponsors, and supporters to see the direct result of their contributions. Pheasants Forever empowers county and local chapters with the responsibility to raise and determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the ONLY national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers and supporters are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy.
- Wildlife Habitat Projects - The system of empowering local chapters and volunteers to make the best decisions for wildlife in their local area has resulted in the average annual completion of over 20,000 projects. Since its inception in 1982, Pheasants Forever's wildlife habitat projects have benefited more than 5.3 million acres across the continent. In that time, PF has participated in over 1,000 different land acquisitions totaling over 135,000 acres. Those land acquisition projects have been completed in conjunction with local, state and federal natural resource agencies, and all of those projects are today open to public hunting.
- Habitat Conservation Advocacy - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever's mission is directly tied to a strong framework of federal conservation programs. Authority for critical conservation programs, such as the Conservation and Wetlands Reserve Program, is granted by the U.S. Congress in the Federal Farm Bill's Conservation Title. In total, federal farm conservation programs allow us to manage nearly 50 million acres for wildlife habitat.
- Habitat Conservation Education - Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have developed programs and materials that promote education and public awareness, including its Ringnecks and Whistlers youth programs and the Leopold Education Project.