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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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Prairie, wetlands protected at Silver Lake in Palo Alto County
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Bill introduced to fund Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 150,000 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.
AUG. 16, 2017
INHF is excited to introduce Melanie Louis as its new Volunteer Coordinator. In her new role, Melanie will lead INHF's volunteer program, organizing opportunities for people across the state to connect with the land, INHF's mission and each other.
AUG. 8, 2017
Named for the abundant Indian grass covering the 750-acre property, Indiangrass Hills is a prairie marvel.
AUG. 4, 2017
The story behind Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's acorn logo and remembering the man who created it.
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.
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