We're working every day with Iowans to protect and restore Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
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A Winter Well-Spent
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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Many Hands for the Land
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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.
acres in Iowa protected.
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members supporting Iowa's wild places.
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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.
APR. 18, 2018
Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis shares some thoughts on a winter well-spent outdoors and invites volunteers to ring in spring with INHF.
MAR. 28, 2018
Iowa is the ancestral home of many Native American tribes. Historic, cultural and spiritual sites — and the surrounding lands — still hold significant meaning for many native communities in Iowa and beyond. INHF takes a look at the part land protection plays in safeguarding these special places.
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.
MAR. 9, 2018
Hundreds of Linn County residents, corporations, organizations and local governments are laying out the welcome mat for monarchs and other pollinators, working together to plant and care for milkweed and other native plants that the butterflies need throughout their lifecycle.
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