Conservation of pheasants and the habitat they need is important for many reasons. Pheasant populations provide recreational opportunities for hunters and birdwatchers. Pheasant habitat supports many other species and provides floodwater storage, groundwater recharge, carbon storage and sediment filtration that improve the quality of life of all Minnesotans.
To achieve these benefits, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has developed this Pheasant Action Plan. The plan will help the DNR focus strategic funding and conservation efforts, enhance and develop partnerships and foster Minnesotans’ stewardship of pheasant populations and habitats. It identifies the DNR’s goals, objectives and strategies to implement during the next four years and identifies strategic issues that influence pheasant conservation.