Management Board

The National Wild Pheasant Conservation Plan Management Board provides strategic direction and oversight for the Plan-related entities.  It first formed in the summer of 2016 and adopted a set of standard operating procedures shortly thereafter.  As of September 2020, the 12-member board includes:

Sal Palazzolo, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Chris Ensminger, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Jake George, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
Jim Douglas, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Jeb Williams, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Mike Reynolds, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Jim Inglis, Pheasants Forever, Inc.
Dr. Russ Mason (Chair), Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Tom Kirschenmann, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
John Silovsky, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Sarah Garrison, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Keith Warnke, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Partnership funding agencies that are not yet represented on the Management Board include the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, New Mexico Game and Fish Department, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Early Annual Reports to the Management Board can be found here.


Management Board members attending the March 6, 2017 meeting in Spokane, WA (left to right): Jeb Williams (ND), Dave Nomsen (PF), Russ Mason (MI), Jim Douglas (NE), Wayne Rosenthal (IL), Sal Palazzolo (ID), and Tony Leif (SD). Attendees not pictured: Jim Leach (MN) and Todd Bogenschutz (IA).