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Greater Prairie Chicken Project

Main Project Information
Goal Help ensure that Greater Prairie Chickens remain in Iowa.
Task Submit your Greater Praire Chicken sightings.
Where Iowa United States

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources needs your help to ensure that Greater Prairie Chickens remain in Iowa. All you have to do is submit your sightings.

Greater Praire Chickens were once abundant in central and eastern United States; however, their numbers have dwindled since the 1800s.

Project organizers are looking for information about how prairie chickens are distributed in Southern Iowa regions, including Adair, Madison, Adams, Union, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur and Wayne Counties.

How to Join

If you see any prairie chickens, call Stephanie at 515-432-2823 ext 102 or e-mail

Project organizers will want to know when you saw the bird, what it looked like, and where exactly you saw it.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, On a hike, In the car
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags chickens
Project Updated 05/23/2018