Goal 4: Improve brood habitats.

Objectives
  • Promote CP-33 and CP-38 – Work with county NRCS/FSA offices with the use of KDWP/Pheasant and Quail Forever/Quail Unlimited Funds to maximize forbs in these mixes.
    • Work with USDA to develop a brochure that explains these CP practices as well as other beneficial to wildlife
    • Promote these practices with local conservation districts and buffer coordinators
    • Promote practices at all partner functions (banquets, workshops, etc)
  • Develop and implement a free to landowner CRP rehab program through prescribed burning, strip-disking, and interseeding NWG along with a free seed to NWG conversion on areas that will not be broken out.
    • Seek a grant to enhance the Upland Bird Initiative to make it a turnkey program at no cost to the landowner
    • Locate local farmers or contractors to supply these services
    • Promote this practice at all partner functions
  • Work with county and townships to promote less mowing and spraying of roadsides.
    • Provide a brochure to the proper county and township folks discussing the benefits of reduced mowing and spraying.
    • Seek counties or townships that are currently utilizing less of these practices and use as demonstration
  • Convert brome waterways to NWG waterways in places where haying is not an option.
    • Provide conversion of brome waterways to NWG at no cost to the landowner
    • Promote this practice at all partner functions
  • Work with county offices to promote eliminating aerial spraying and large acreage broadcast spraying on native rangelands.
    • Educate county offices on the detriments of aerial and large broadcast spraying on wildlife
  • Have a list available at each NRCS/FSA office with equipment available in the county at no cost to the landowner – root plow, burn equipment, grass drill, tree/shrub planter, etc. 
    • Compile a list of all current equipment available for the Region
    • Use funds to purchase additional needed equipment and make it available to landowners for practices beneficial to targeted wildlife species
  • Develop a direct mail survey to identify landowners who are interested in wildlife management on their land helping identify good leads for further contact
    • Work with local conservation districts to place a survey in with their newsletters that go out to all landowners in the county
    • Have a survey available at all partner functions (banquets, workshops, etc) to help locate landowners interested in wildlife practices


Goal 1: Promote continuous CRP for expiring CRP contracts
Goal 2: Develop and distribute marketing information and educational materials to promote upland game and economics
Goal 3: Develop more habitat improvement teams/capabilities in NE Kansas

Goal 4: Improve brood habitat

Goal 5: Conduct upland bird workshops to promote good habitat and wildlife management activities

Goal 6: Establish incentives to encourage land management practices beneficial to upland birds
Goal 7: Obtain additional funds to support initiatives

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