Who We Are
Pheasants Forever Fox River Valley is non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
Although we're extremely proud of the work we have accomplished, we realize that when your work is conservation, the work is never done. We invite you to join in our quest to ensure our local area is rich in natural resources and long on people willing to work to preserve them. After all, natural resources - wildlife and the land, air and water on which they live - are our greatest resources.
Our recent chapter activities and projects include:
- ► Participated in acquiring 7 local land parcels totaling 500+ acres saving these lands from development and restoring to quality recreational land for public enjoyment
- ► Provided seeds (food plot and prairie) for planting thousands of acres in our area
- ► We are currently restoring 215 acres of public land along Springbrook creek as part of our Adopt-A-Wildlife project. The chapter will spend about $25,000 on this project. If you'd like to become involved with work on this project, let us know. Be sure to check out these parcels along STH 21 between Oshkosh and Omro along Springbrook Creek
- ► 20 years of our annual Youth Mentor hunt introducing over 1200 young people to upland bird hunting and enjoying the outdoors
- ► Host our annual Membership Banquet in March which is considered the finest conservation banquet in the Fox Valley. We cap out at 350 attendance to ensure an excellent experience
- ► Provide labor and funding to WDNR for many local habitat projects primarily those that improve prairie or wetland areas
- ► Provide cost share partnership funding for eligible private lands in Winnebago County to improve habitat for wildlife. We acknowledge that in order to sustain a natural pheasant population we need to not only focus on public lands, but private as well
- ► Support for Oshkosh and Winneconne high school trap shooting teams by annually contributing financially to the teams. We also involve the teams in our Youth Mentor Hunts and our banquets
- ► Partner with Ducks Unlimited on several Winnebago County land restoration projects. We have partnered on three projects in 2019 alone. We have also partnered with other conservation groups including The Turkey Federation, Wings Over Wisconsin, Winnebago Conservation Club among others
- ► Support Mike Solomon/PF Foundation (see Oshkosh Area Community Foundation). This fund is designated specifically to go towards youth programs and special conservation efforts.
- ► Provide funding for Women Caring for the Land (WCL) events in Winnebago County.
- ► Provide assistance and funding for PF sponsored pollinator events (see YouTube video )
- ► Wisconsin PF Chapter of the Year Award winner. Because of our chapters commitment to improve wildlife habitat and instill a love of the outdoors in the young, we were selected as Wisconsin Chapter of the Year
- ► Conducted controlled burns on hundreds of local CRP acres. Sponsored annual Controlled fire workshops for landowners and partners in Winnebago county.
- ► Provide annual funding for the PF No Child Left Indoors program
- ► Contribute and support the PF Legislative Action Fund that lobbies for pro-habitat programs such as CRP in Washington and Madison
- ► Provide significant annual support to fund PF North east WI Farm Bill Biologist who works daily in our area with landowners to promote and implement habitat for pheasants and other wildlife species on private lands.
- ► Donor/Participant in annual Winneconne youth outdoors event/banquet
- ► Provide support for Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) of Wisconsin
- ► Promote and participate in WI native prairie seed plantings
- ► Providing funding for several Aldo Leopold projects providing conservation education to area teachers who then add to classroom curriculums
- ► Annual crowing counts in Winnebago County. Our volunteers work with DNR to carefully monitor pheasant populations each spring by tracking the number of roosters crowing in the early mornings