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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

  • Volunteer Voices

    APR. 17, 2019

    April is National Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate the positive impact of volunteers. For their continuous hard work this month and every month, we thank them.

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  • Meet INHF's CRM Coordinator

    APR. 1, 2019

    As CRM Coordinator, Kevin will develop and manage a new database to increase tracking efficiency and improve cohesiveness, giving INHF staff a better understanding of the relationship between donors and land projects.

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  • House subcommittee hearing scheduled for SF 548

    MAR. 29, 2019

    A bill that would eliminate the use of the State Revolving Loan Fund for buying land that will go to a public entity to improve water quality has been assigned to a House Agriculture subcommittee next Tuesday at noon.

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  • REAP is Iowa's best conservation program

    MAR. 19, 2019

    In rural Iowa and beyond, county conservation boards and Iowa's REAP program are bringing nature to Iowans.

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  • Iowa landowners honored at Capitol

    MAR. 14, 2019

    On Tuesday, March 12, more than 40 gifts of land, land value or conservation easements were recognized at the Iowa Capitol. Gift to Iowa's Future Day is an annual celebration of private landowners and organizations for their contributions to conservation and recreational efforts across Iowa in 2019. This year, these gifts totaled more than $6 million and protected 5,700 acres across 35 counties.

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