Illinois Department of Natural Resources Grants Over $45K for Pheasant Conservation Projects


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Springfield, Illinois – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has awarded over $45,000 in grants for wild pheasant conservation projects through the State Pheasant Fund Special Wildlife Funds grant program. This program, funded by habitat stamp sales, supports not-for-profit organizations in their conservation efforts.

Key beneficiaries include Pheasants Forever’s Carroll County Chapter, receiving $33,000 for a no-till drill planter, enhancing habitat-friendly stewardship practices, and the Highland Chapter, awarded $12,389.24 for a flatbed trailer to transport essential conservation equipment. These initiatives represent a significant investment in pheasant conservation and habitat management in Illinois.

Organizations interested in future grants can find application details online, where all current state grant funding opportunities are listed. This development underlines IDNR’s commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainable land use practices in the state.


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