Steward to Serve as Regional Representative in Southwest Minnesota and Northwest Iowa

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have hired Chance Steward to serve as regional field representative in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. In his new role, Steward will provide support for volunteers in the Hawkeye and Gopher states, featuring 35 local volunteer chapters and more than 34,000 members between the two states. Steward and local volunteers will work to improve public and private lands conservation efforts for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever and 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 grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers can see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Steward will help guide local chapters to achieve the organization’s mission in both Iowa and Minnesota, while also fostering strong partnerships with state agencies, corporate supporters, donors and upland hunters. 
“I’m excited to bring Chance on board as the organization’s newest regional representative,” said Matt Christensen, field services manager at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “With ties to northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota, he’ll be able to hit the ground running and help chapters from both states elevate their mission delivery throughout the pheasant range.”
Before joining Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, Steward was working as a GIS Analyst for Johnson Outdoors. He’s a lifelong hunter and outdoor enthusiast, who holds a degree in Environmental Science from Southwest Minnesota State University.
“I have so much respect for our region's rich history of conservation and record of selfless passion to provide opportunities for the next generation,” Steward said. “It's a tremendous honor to represent the two geographic regions that have had so much influence on my family’s life. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect time, place and opportunity to serve the loyal, deep-rooted pillars of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.”
Steward currently lives in Pillager, Minn. with his wife Ashley and their black lab Teddy. For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s efforts in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa contact Chance Steward at or (218)-820-4751.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 125,000 members and 760 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $975 million on 560,000 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres nationwide.