Conservation

A Grouse in a Sea of Sage – Her Upland Episode #13

The sage grouse is a habitat specialist and hunters must be as well to find…

A hunter walks over a hill in a grassland area.
‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’ Gaining Traction on Capitol Hill

A piece of legislation with large-scale implications currently titled the ‘North American Grasslands Conservation Act’…

Logging machinery stacks cut timber in a private rural forest.
Filling in the Gaps: The Rural Forest Markets Act Would Aid Private Forest Owners, Woodland Upland Birds

Another voluntary incentive program may be coming to the American conservation arena, providing funds for…

A Lesser Prairie Chicken on a lek in Oklahoma
Lesser Prairie-Chicken ESA Listing Proposal Highlights Unmet Goals, Need for Voluntary Private Land Management

The recent dual proposal by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to list the iconic…

A hunter walks through the Arizonan landscape in search of birds.
Landmark Legislation of the 116th Congress and Upland Birds

Congressional leaders passed plenty of high-end conservation bills from 2019-20, but also let two key…

Three pheasants fly away after being flushed in an open field of conservation reserve program land. .
Expansion of CRP Will Support Upland Bird Populations Through Habitat

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces program increases capacity by 4M acres to increase carbon sequestration, benefit…

Image of large unmapped area of the United States wilderness
The MAPLand Act Looks to Revamp Archaic US Mapping System Creating 21st Century Access

The reintroduced MAPLand Act is a piece of legislation in both houses of Congress that…

a close up of North American grassland style grasses
Types of Grasslands in North America

Learn the types of grasses that form the Great Plains and how these ecosystems relate…

A duck hunter carries his decoys and harvested mallards
Largest National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Proposal in Recent History Accepted by Interior Department

The plan expands refuges by 2.1M acres, open up new hunting opportunities for the first…

A male sage grouse displays on a lek in Wyoming.
The Sage Grouse Crisis has Reached Critical Mass

Sage grouse numbers are worse than we thought, the crisis is symbolic of the American…

Adult bobwhite quail wing feathers showing color pattern for aging the bird
Determining the Age of a Quail from Wing Feathers

Use data from feather observations to find the age of your hunted quail and identify…

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#138 | A Passion for Healthy Forests with Mike Neiduski of the Ruffed Grouse Society

Sharing the message of healthy forests and abundant wildlife with Southeast regional director of the…

A pheasant rooster calls in a field.
What is the Call of the Uplands Initiative?

Uncovering Pheasants Forever’s groundbreaking initiative to save upland birds and habitat WASHINGTON D.C. – The…

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#137 | How Bird Species Respond to Forest Management

Exploring forest management and its impacts on various species of birds, both game and non-game,…

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#135 | Call of the Uplands with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

A conversation on the recently unveiled Call of the Uplands national campaign for Pheasants Forever…

A ruffed grouse on a tree limb in a working forest.
Science Can Save the Future of Upland Game

Opening Letter of Spring 2021 Issue of Project Upland Magazine Science-based management is something the…

Cheatgrass in prairie habitat with bird hunting dogs.
Cheatgrass: Grass Awns, Dogs, and Climate Change

Tiny grass seeds can cause enormous health problems for hunting dogs without better prevention or…

A flock of blue-winged teal flies above a marsh
Florida’s Battle for Public Land Hunting

Florida is the “canary in the coal mine” in battle between development versus public land…

Zach Hein and Sam hunting sage grouse in Wyoming.
#126 | CZ USA Crowd-Sourced Shotgun Update, Wyoming Wildlife Federation and more

An update on the CZ USA Crowd-Sourced Shotgun, sage grouse hunting and much more with…

Chickens being transported in cages.
Why an Animal Lover Gave Up on Industrial Agriculture for Hunting

From saving chickens on the side of the road to becoming a small game hunter…

A biologist places a metal band on a woodcock chick
Woodcock Banding – A Behind the Scenes Look at Conservation

The unusual world of woodcock banding in Minnesota with pointing dogs. When the north shore…