Build a Wildlife Area

help us acquire and restore critical wildlife habitat and open it to public recreation

With the support of people like you, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have created over 204,000 acres of permanently protected and publicly accessible upland wildlife habitat. Now, through the ambitious goals of our Call of the Uplands® campaign we aim to increase this total by nearly 40%.

Habitat protection, enhancement and public access is at the core of our mission and these key activities are at the heart of the Build a Wildlife Area program: to raise funds to acquire and restore critical wildlife habitat and open it to public recreation.


BUILD A WILDLIFE AREA SUCCESS

  • Creates Public Access: Permanently protecting over 204,000 acres since 1982.
  • Conserves critical habitat for wildlife: Preserving strategic lands for the benefit of upland wildlife and other wildlife.
  • Preserves outdoor heritage traditions: Giving hunters more access to continue our outdoor heritage tradition.


Thanks to the support of our chapters, members, donors and partners, we have created remarkable wildlife areas and public access opportunities across the United States:



By donating to our Build a Wildlife Area program, you will ensure our organization is able to secure more properties like this:

 

If you would like to discuss ways to support the Build a Wildlife Area program at a leadership level of $1,000 or more, please contact Eric Sytsma at esytsma@pheasantsforever.org.

   

COMPLETED PROJECTS

  
Year Acres Project County
2021 481.8 South Skunk River Addition Jasper
2021 40 Loess Hills PF Wildlife Area Monona
2020 208 McAndrews WMA Addition Jackson
0 140.56 Welch Lake WPA Addition Dickinson
0 40 Pilot Knob WMA Addition Worth
0 348.7 Audubon Bar WMA Addition Fremont
0 70.7 Christopherson Slough WPA Addition Dickinson
2019 281 Iowa River Corridor WMA Tama
2018 45 Buffalo Creek WMA Addition Delaware
2017 218 Lake George WMA Hancock
2011 157 Five Ridge Prairie Preserve Plymouth
2011 171 Jennet Heritage Area Story
2011 110 Lundberg Property Pocahontas
2010 280 Turin WMA: RT Reese Homestead Addition Monona
2010 305 Buffalo Creek WMA: Takes Addition Delaware
2010 897 Mississippi River Emergent Wetland Lee
2009 124 Muskrat Slough WMA Addition Jones
2009 341 Old Town Conservation Area: Romeo Tract Addition Harrison
2009 160 Ringneck Marsh Wildlife Area Clinton
2008 152 Cortright Wildlife Area Buchanan
2008 160 Ocheyedan River WMA Clay
2008 123 Taylor Wildlife Area Addition Worth
2008   61 Boersma Wildlife Area Lyon
Year Acres Project County
2012 2615 Mud Lake WMA Addition Jefferson
Year Acres Project County
2014 121 Willow Creek State Habitat Area Edgar
2010 1,000 Forever Fields Upland Management Area Knox
2010 108 Busby-Meyer Wildlife Area Vermillion
Year Acres Project County
2018 1,080 Veteran's Wildlife Area Sherman
2014 484 Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area: Blue Valley Wildlife Area Addition Pottawatomie
Year Acres Project County
2022 142.29 Caron WMA Addition Martin
2021 63.31 Lambert Prairie WMA Addition Nobles
2021 37.77 Akron WMA Addition Wilkin
2021 14.98 Beaver Creek WMA Addition Fillmore
2021 291.7 Herberger Lake WMA Addition Douglas
2021 45.94 Maple River WMA Addition Blue Earth
2020 960 Cupido WMA Addition Norman
2019 293 Joe Duggan Family WMA & WPA Jackson
2017 128 Kunkel WMA Addition Mille Lacs
2014 147 Lake Bella WMA: North West Unit (Worthington Wells tract) Nobles
2014 280 Finden WPA Pope
2014 640 Minnesota Veterans WMA Wright
2013 104 Kvernmo WMA Lincoln
2013 762 Gun Lake WMA Aitkin
2012 197 Mel Roehrl WMA Stearns
2011 185 Randall WPA Kandiyohi
2009 65 Pelican Lake WPA Wright
2009 124 Teal Lake WMA Jackson
2008 372 Art Hawkins WPA Grant
2007 1,031 Roger M. Holmes WMA Douglas
2007 155 Wachter WMA Nobles
2006 159 Buck Family Memorial WMA Goodhue
2006 310 Winter WMA: West Unit Pipestone
2005 240 Chetomba Creek WMA Renville
2004 400 Hunters Paradise WMA Traverse
2003 318 Mud Lake WMA: Morrison County Unit Morrison
Year Acres Project County
2021 40 Flaxville WPA Addition Daniels
2018 263 Teton River Wildlife Area Teton
2016 80 Mission Valley Wildlife Area Lake
2011 1002.6 Wolf Creek Fergus
2002 801.9 Coffee Creek Fergus
Year Acres Project County
2021 76.7 Saline Wetland Protection: Olson South Tract Lancaster
2020 156 Saline Wetland Protection Lancaster
2010 10.7 UP Railroad Donation Washington
2010 118.7 Helmuth Tract Lancaster
Year Acres Project County
2021 415 Mallet Family Tract Marion
0 93.9 Foreman Tract Union
0 298.5 Beaver Family Tracts Marion
Year Acres Project County
2021 439 Kessler GPA Day
2021 27 Frozen Man Creek GPA - Tract 2 Stanley
2013 25 Wisebecker WPA Addition Minnehaha
2013 26.5 Voelker WPA Addition Minnehaha
2012 123.4 McKenzie WPA Addition McCook
Year Acres Project County
2019 94.06 Revere Wildlife Management Area Polk
Year Acres Project County
2018 40 Meadowlark WPA: Addition Polk
2014 714 Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area Rock
2013 44.5 Lower Wolf River WMA Addition Waupaca
2013 81.5 Hallie Marsh WMA Chippewa
2013 94.8 Footville Wildlife Area Rock
2013 201.4 Footville Wildlife Area Rock
2013 66.1 Hallie Marsh WMA Chippewa
2012 22.9 Schoenberg Marsh WPA Addition Columbia
2012 40 Glacial Habitat Restoration WMA Fond du Lac
2011 22.3 Swan Lake WMA Addition Columbia
2009 204 Nagel WMA St. Croix
0 182.5 McCann Fishery Area Addition Chippewa