Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Pennsylvania
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Project

Modeling potential habitat for pheasant population restoration

July 2015 - December 2017


Participating Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has established several Wild Pheasant Restoration Areas (WPRAs) with specific population density goals (10 hen pheasants per square mile). Research being conducted on these areas provides an opportunity to evaluate under which habitat conditions wild pheasant populations have met established pheasant density goals. If additional WPRAs are going to be considered in Pennsylvania it would be useful to have a predictive model to assess existing landscapes to determine if pheasant restoration is possible or what habitat changes would be required to ensure success of the WPRA.

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Williamson, L. T. 2017. Monitoring wild ring-necked pheasant population restoration in Pennsylvania. M.S. Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. December 2017