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Many Hands for the Land
INHF has protected over 150,000 acres and worked in 95 of Iowa's 99 counties. Explore the areas INHF has helped protect over the last three decades.
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Green Island Levee District protects against future flooding along Maquoketa River
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INHF Volunteers Make Positive Impact on Iowa Landscape
Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 160,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
acres in Iowa protected.
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members supporting Iowa's wild places.
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Over three decades of protecting the Iowa you love.
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volunteer hours dedicated to Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
MAY. 31, 2017
Folded into the far reaches of northeast Iowa, Heritage Valley lingers in the minds of those who visit. The Allamakee County property is as magnificent as it is vast, as wild as it is richly diverse.
JAN. 10, 2018
2017 was an incredible year filled with beautiful places, awesome experiences and amazing people. Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis reflects on some of her favorite moments from 2017 and what's ahead in the New Year.
DEC. 20, 2017
2017 was a record breaking year for INHF. Take a look back at the biggest moments of the year, and the work ahead for 2018.
DEC. 19, 2017
Long ago, Iowa's booming towns were built on rivers. Now, after a hard few decades and steady decline, those same rivers are giving communities new life.
DEC. 18, 2017
INHF volunteers logged over 1,500 hours helping to protect, restore and steward Iowa's land, water and wildlife in 2017.
At any given time, INHF is working on 40 different protection, restoration and trail projects. Learn more about what we’re working on:
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Photo: Sylvan Runkel State Preserve by Nathan Houck