There are ongoing efforts by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the non-profit organization Pheasants Forever to try to restore wild pheasant populations again in our state.
Two efforts are ongoing. The State of Pennsylvania was able to secure to secure United States Department of Agriculture funding for the Pennsylvania Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Under this program, landowners can enroll their cropland and buffers next to streams in conservation cover for 10-15 years.
The rental rates are much higher than the regular federal Crop Reserve Program (CRP). The goal is to enroll 265,000 acres. That goal is on target with 170,000 currently enrolled.