Pheasant conservation is largely an exercise in creating, maintaining, and manipulating habitats. Pheasants can exist and even thrive in highly altered landscapes as long as they offer enough of the habitats pheasants need to survive and reproduce. The three types of habitats that managers most commonly work with are grasslands, croplands, and winter cover.
The following documents outline the National Wild Pheasant Technical Committee's management recommendations for these habitats, as described in the National Wild Pheasant Conservation Plan.
Photos courtesy of Pete Berthelsen (top and middle) and Pheasants Forever, Inc.