Since 1989 Northern Polk Pheasants Forever has been dedicated to putting habitat back on the ground in Polk and surrounding counties as well as youth education throughout central Iowa.  Below you can see some of the spending and impact figures that our chapter has been responsible for since our inception.  As we look to the future we continue to strive for habitat improvement and aquisition, youth involvement, and growing the outdoor interest throughout Polk county and Central Iowa.

  • Education and Public Awareness – $94,796
  • Total Habitat Expenses – $235,038
  • Land Acquisition Spending – $159,923 for 14 projects (1199 acres)
  • Food Plots – $13,566 for 239 food plots (1501 acres)
  • 104 nesting cover projects for 1015ac
  • 7 tree plantings totaling 1413 trees

2014/2015 Land Acquisition – Kal-Den Farms Property

The 154 acre property will be added to the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, an approximately 9,100 acre property owned and managed by the Polk County Conservation Board.  This property will provide much needed permanent and semi-permanent water for the Skunk River valley, a main migration corridor for many waterfowl and migratory bird species.  Along with the support of waterfowl and migratory birds after this property is restored through the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) it looks to be a great addition to upland habitat in Northern Polk county.  This acquisition has been approved via a partnership between the Polk County Conservation Board, Iowa DNR, and local Pheasants Forever Chapters (Northern Polk, Warren County, Iowa Capitol, Story County, Poweshiek County and Iowa State Council).

Northern Polk – State Council Land Trust Application – January 2015