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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

  • Drake professor wins INHF's Hagie Heritage Award

    OCT. 14, 2016

    A longtime professor at Drake University will receive a statewide award for his extensive conservation efforts, including giving 1,350 hours of his time to a project aimed at restoring prairies on private land throughout the state. Dr. Thomas Rosburg will receive the 2016 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award given by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF).

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  • Double your impact through the Barlow Challenge

    OCT. 7, 2016

    Two INHF projects, Gunderson Nature Park and Iowa River trail, will be funded by the Barlow Challenge this year, which will match up to the individual goal for each organization.

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  • We're hiring: Mark C. Ackelson Fellowship

    OCT. 3, 2016

    Do you have a heart for activism as well as for Iowa's land, water, wildlife and people? Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is looking for a dedicated conservationist to work with us on a temporary assignment to promote increased, reliable, consistent state funding for Iowa conservation.

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  • Apply for a WFAN Conference Scholarship

    SEP. 28, 2016

    Apply for one of WFAN's 15 scholarships to attend a conference for women who own farmland in Iowa. The conference will take place in Nebraska City from Nov. 4-5.

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