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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

  • 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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  • Protecting Habitat in the Loess Hills

    DEC. 19, 2018

    INHF conservation easement helps create complex of protected habitat near Sioux City.

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  • Mark C. Ackelson Trail

    DEC. 5, 2018

    This fall, construction will be complete on a new six-mile trail around Easter Lake on the southeast side of Des Moines. The Ackelson Trail, named for former INHF president Mark C. Ackelson, will provide cycling, skating and hiking opportunities

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  • Blueprint for connection

    NOV. 30, 2018

    Mason City had a vision for a healthier, more connected community. A new trail could help achieve that goal.

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  • A Record Year

    NOV. 26, 2018

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation volunteers logged over 1,800 hours caring for the land, introducing others to INHF and assisting staff in 2018. Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis takes a look back at this record-breaking year.

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