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Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

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Turin Prairie, Monona County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

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Recent Stories

  • Helping Green Pastures flourish in Okoboji

    JUN. 15, 2017

    Ann and Sigurd Anderson recently donated their property near West Lake Okoboji to INHF. A team of INHF interns and staff have started restoration work on some of the remnant prairie.

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  • Living Lands Fellowship is a dream come true for Steege

    JUN. 14, 2017

    Jon and Kathy Steege are helping young Iowans trying to break into conservation careers through INHF with the Living Lands Fellowship.

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  • Looking out for Okoboji

    JUN. 6, 2017

    Ann G. and Sigurd Anderson were honored this year at Gift to Iowa's Future Day, a ceremony recognizing Iowa landowners who gave gifts of land or conservation easements to the state. Ann and Sig originally donated a conservation easement on Green Pastures in Dickinson County before donating the land to INHF for longterm management and ownership.

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  • Earth, Wind and Fire: INHF's spring burn season

    MAY. 30, 2017

    “This year's spring prescribed fire season — which came to a close this month — proved to be successful on many levels,” said Land Stewardship Director Ryan Schmidt. “INHF was able to partner with several organizations and volunteers to achieve our goals.”

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