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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

  • Winneshiek County acquires first public site in 25 years

    JUL. 21, 2017

    Just outside Decorah, INHF helped Winneshiek County Conservation purchase a 240-acre farm. The site may be the future home of a WCCB nature center and holds a key corridor for the planned Dry Run Trail, a connection between the Praire Farmer Trail and Trout Run Trail.

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  • Conservation easements bring permanent peace of mind to Iowa landowners

    JUL. 20, 2017

    Conservation easements allow landowners to retain the ownership and use of their land, but place desired restrictions on the land's current and future use, like development, mining or other practices that might be detrimental to the land's natural resources.

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  • INHF helps protect statewide Monarch habitat with pollinator partnership

    JUN. 28, 2017

    Iowa lies in the middle of the breeding ground for the North American monarch, but the monarch's numbers are drastically falling from a loss of breeding habitat. INHF recently received two grants to establish monarch habitat across the state.

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  • INHF welcomes Carole Teator

    JUN. 27, 2017

    Join INHF in welcoming Carole Teator to our new Eastern Iowa Program Manager position. Carole will be working in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Davenport to more closely work with Iowa landowners and conservation partners in that area.

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