Happy 2019 !! Quail and Upland Game Alliance (QUGA) has good news! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Habitat Funds Grant Program has awarded QUGA grants to help landowners/producers with conservation on the ground. Attached are applications for the Bonus and Pheasant Programs, Funding for this program comes from the sale of Habitat Stamps to sportsmen. A partnership project with the USDA to fund a one-time incentive payment of $120.00 per acre to local landowners for their voluntary enrollment in the federal State Acres for Wildlife (SAFE) program as part of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). A 25% match is needed for this grant. This grant funding applies to ILLINOIS only.
Bonus Incentive Payments to landowners/producers for completing habitat practices on CPR and Non-CRP acreage in 20 Illinois counties that are game bird range areas. Please see the attached Bonus Brochure for a list of approved practices. A 25% match is needed for this grant.
Pheasant Stamp Fund Incentive Payments to landowners/producers in the Illinois Pheasant Range for completing wildlife friendly habitat practices. Please see the attached Pheasant Brochure for a list of approved practices.
Please contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you again for your support.
QUGA Regional Director