Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Divan to Iowa State Coordinator. In his new role, Divan is responsible for the management of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s programs and field staff in Iowa. He will work closely with partners, local chapters, and other stakeholders to ensure that habitat continues to be recognized as a critically important driver of abundant wildlife populations, healthy soil, clean water, and sustainable agriculture in the Hawkeye state.
“Iowa is a core state for delivering our habitat mission as chapters and staff work with our partners to manage upland wildlife habitats, improve soil health and water quality, and benefit local communities,” stated Casey Bergthold, Director of Conservation Delivery (Midwest region) for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “As an Iowa native, Divan brings a deep understanding of local culture, a passion for agriculture and the outdoors, and the work ethic needed to make a difference. We are fortunate to have Josh guiding our Iowa initiatives.”
Raised on a family farm in northern Iowa, Divan earned a B.S. in Animal Ecology & Wildlife from Iowa State University. His career with Pheasants Forever started in 2009 as a Farm Bill wildlife biologist in Iowa’s Winnebago, Hancock, and Worth counties. Since then, he has served in multiple roles with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever including coordinating wildlife biologist and precision ag & conservation specialist.
“I have had the privilege of working with many amazing landowners, farmers, volunteers, teammates, and partners in my time with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever and I am looking forward to continuing to build upon those relationships,” said Divan. “I’m excited to collaborate with new and existing partners to build upon that foundation to create more habitat, more birds, more hunters, and more conservation advocates.”
For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Iowa or to learn more about opportunities to partner on wildlife habitat conservation projects, contact Josh Divan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (515) 708-2371.
About Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever
, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever have more than 120,000 members and 760 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent over $960 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 20 million acres nationwide.