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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

  • Natural Solution

    JAN. 31, 2019

    A flood-prone creek has wreaked havoc on Des Moines. New protection upstream aims to ease flooding woes.

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  • On Sacred Ground - Spirituality, conservation and connection

    JAN. 30, 2019

    For some, it's a sense of responsibility rooted in their faith that moves them to protect, restore and steward the land. For others, it is nature itself that provides a sense of place, purpose and belonging. Often, the two are intertwined.

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  • South Skunk River buffered with Sleepy Hollow Park addition in Ames

    JAN. 29, 2019

    Sleepy Hollow Park in Story County will soon grow by more than 15 acres thanks to a joint project by INHF, the Story County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Story County chapter of Pheasants Forever.

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  • Thank you, Bill Fultz!

    JAN. 24, 2019

    William "Bill" Fultz played a critical role in shaping INHF's image in its early days, and went on to serve on its board of directors for nearly 30 years. Bill passed away on Tuesday. We salute his vision for a young organization and his long service to INHF's mission.

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  • INHF staff grows in 2019

    JAN. 1, 2019

    Anna Gray and Emily Martin will be joining INHF staff starting January 1st.

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