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The Aldo Leopold Chapter of Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization based in Des Moines County, Iowa.

At the heart of Pheasants Forever is the unique grassroots system of fundraising and project development that allows members to see the direct result of their contributions. Pheasants Forever and its quail division, Quail Forever, empower county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers are able to see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy

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Award Winning Chapter

We don't do what we do for the recognition. But it's rewarding to know our efforts are making a difference.

At National Pheasant Fest in 2017, the Aldo Leopold Chapter was awarded PF's National No Child Left Indoors Award for our "committment to mentoring the next generation of hunters and conservationists."

2017 Conservation Excellence: Outstanding Chapter Award for $500,000 spent toward our mission.

2016 Chapter of the Year Award: Region 20

2014 Iowa PF Volunteer of the Year Award

2012 Conservation Excellence: Outstanding Chapter Award for $250,000 spent toward our mission.

2009 Des Moines County Conservation Volunteer Group of the Year Award

What your donations
go toward

Sports Shooting Teams, Youth, Habitat, and Public Land

Sports Shooting Teams

  • We helped start, and continue to sponsor 6 teams

  • 150 athletes compete per year—5th grade through college.

Youth Programs

  • Youth Outdoor Jamboree

  • Young Guns

Habitat Management

  • Technical Assistance

  • Prescribed Burns

  • Habitat Cost-Share

Public Land

  • Acquisition

  • Management

  • Advocacy

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