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Time is Now for Conservation Action
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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Jewells protects family farm outside Decorah with Agricultural Land Easement
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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.
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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.
MAR. 20, 2018
The work of policy advocacy may seem far removed from the prairies, wetlands and woodlands that INHF works
to protect, but it has a profound impact.
FEB. 28, 2018
Nature is abundant in Iowa's most populous county, if you know where to look.
On Monday, March 5, 46 landowners will be recognized at the Iowa State Capitol for their contributions to conservation efforts in Iowa in 2017. “Gift to Iowa's Future” day is a yearly celebration of private landowners and organizations who made gifts of land, land value or conservation easements. In 2017, these gifts totaled more than $11 million and protected nearly 5,500 acres of land in 32 counties. Thirty-seven of the donors being recognized worked with INHF.
FEB. 27, 2018
Bobby Jewell wanted to keep his farm in the family. It was with conservation and the longevity of their family's farm operation in mind that the Jewells donated an agricultural land easement on 696 acres in Winneshiek County.
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