Friday, May 18, 2012
South-Central Focus on Pheasants Events Scheduled in June
LINCOLN, Neb. - South-central Nebraska landowners can attend two Focus on Pheasants (FOP) events in early June to learn management practices that can increase agricultural profitability and create wildlife habitat.
A habitat tour at Harlan County Lake is scheduled for June 6 at 9 a.m. at the Methodist Cove shelter. The tour will showcase grassland management techniques implemented around the lake to improve habitat for pheasants, quail and other grassland birds.
The Ag and Pheasants Workshop will be held June 7 at 9 a.m. at the Community Building in Beaver City, 318 10th St. This event will highlight management strategies for ag producers that increase profitably and create habitat beneficial to wildlife. Speakers will discuss the economic benefits of tall wheat/milo stubble in dryland crop rotations. With the recent establishment of the new focus area in southern Harlan and Furnas counties, landowners are urged to attend to learn about the new FOP landowner incentives and other programs offered in their area.
Focus on Pheasants is a joint effort of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Pheasants Forever and several other resource and conservation partners to increase pheasant populations by creating and enhancing habitat in the focus areas.
To register for the events, contact Game and Parks' John Laux at 308-928-2541.