About Pheasants Forever Northwest Pennsylvania - 728
Serving Northwest Pennsylvania
Welcome! We are the local chapter of a nation-wide nonprofit conservation organization. We're dedicated to the protection and enhancement of habitat for pheasants and other wildlife populations in North America. We also work to educate the next generation of conservation-minded citizens by introducing kids to the outdoors through our sporting traditions.
Pheasants Forever is the only national organization with a model of chapters keeping 100% of the funds they raise locally. We're a large national organization that has a voice on federal and state conservation policies, but chapter volunteers use every penny that's raised locally to benefit local projects. Do you have an idea for a project or program? Get involved!
Our Chapter Mission
Protect, restore, and enhance wildlife habitat by establishing and maintaining local projects.
- Create, improve, and preserve upland bird habitat
- Foster youth hunting and outdoor activities.
- Develop, distribute and foster conservation education.
- Introduce and advance prudent management of conservation policies.
Pheasants Forever is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education.
About Northwest Pennsylvania Pheasants Forever
Originally founded in Warren County, we've expanded over the past ten years to serve Erie and Crawford counties as well.Our goal is to provide those avid outdoormen and women an opportunity to assist in the protection and enhancement of pheasants and other wildlife populations around the local area, and to give the kids of Northwest PA the chance to enjoy traditional outdoor sports like hunting and shooting.
Pheasants Forever was founded in 1982 by co-workers at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, outdoor editor Dennis Anderson and national advertising director Jeff Finden. Both recognized a need for habitat restoration and preservation to ensure the future of pheasants and other wildlife.
PF's first publication entitled "Rooster Tales," published in February 1983. This became the forerunner of today's Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation. The fledgling PF held its first banquet on April 15, 1983, drawing 800 people at the inaugural banquet. In January 2007, PF's third-ever National Pheasant Fest in Des Moines, Iowa, became the largest event in PF history, drawing over 24,500 attendees over a three-day span.
In the years after its inception, Pheasants Forever has become a grassroots, nationwide upland conservation movement - a national conservation powerhouse. The organization has grown to 110,000 members with over 600 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Nationwide, Pheasants Forever has spent $260 million on program expenditures, which have helped fund 347,000 habitat projects affecting 4.4 million acres across North America. Along the way, PF has continued to employ the same unique organizational model of empowering local chapters to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent. This local control allows chapters to see the fruits of their chapter efforts in their own communities.
Who Is Pheasants Forever?
A national organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of habitat for upland game and wildlife throughout the nation.
- Over 145,000 grassroots members and volunteers who have developed more than 10 million acres of pheasant and other wildlife habitat since inception.
- 600 chapters completing over 35,000 projects annually.
What Can You Do To Help?
- Become a Pheasants Forever member
- Volunteer your time
- Support our fundraisers
- Check out our monthly meetings
- Sponsor a chapter event or project
- Attend our Annual Banquet