2022 Berggren Plan Web

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21 ASSESS the feasibility of alternative approaches to expanding our capacity to accomplish work on WMAs (e�g�, traveling work crews, "Adopt a WMA" program, etc�) ASSESS the apparent suitability of current and additional WMAs to support hunt-able pheasant populations based on WMA size and surrounding landscape condition, and adjust priorities accordingly B5) NGPC LAND ACQUISITION Strategies • Acquire land with or having the potential for pheasant habitat consistent with hunter demand and agency acquisition priorities, in accordance with the NGPC's Land Strategies Plan • Investigate new funding sources and enhance existing funding sources to acquire land for pheasant management and public hunting consistent with the agency's acquisition priorities Tactics CONTINUE to analyze the costs and benefits of lands offered to us for sale and acquire lands in accordance with the agency's budget constraints and acquisition priorities outlined in the NGPC's Land Strategies Plan, with added consideration of properties near urban population centers with the provision of additional pheasant hunting opportunities CONTINUE to surplus WMAs that are of low recreational and ecological value so that more resources can be devoted to WMAs with higher values CONTINUE to provide technical and financial support to NGOs that acquire publicly accessible properties that support pheasants (e�g�, saline wetlands recently purchased by Pheasants Forever) ASSESS the feasibility of pursuing conservation and/or public access easements in lieu of acquisitions to conserve habitat and hunting opportunities ASSESS the estimated number and spatial distribution of pheasant hunting acres needed to satisfy a target level of demand, and determine the most cost-efficient blend of acquisitions, easements, and access agreements necessary to meet that demand

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