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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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We’ve helped protect over 160,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.

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Recent Stories

  • Time is Now for Conservation Action

    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.

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  • Building Chichaqua

    FEB. 28, 2018

    Nature is abundant in Iowa's most populous county, if you know where to look.

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  • Iowa landowners to be honored at Capitol

    FEB. 28, 2018

    On Monday, March 5, 46 landowners will be recognized at the Iowa State Capitol for their contributions to conservation efforts in Iowa in 2017. “Gift to Iowa's Future” day is a yearly celebration of private landowners and organizations who made gifts of land, land value or conservation easements. In 2017, these gifts totaled more than $11 million and protected nearly 5,500 acres of land in 32 counties. Thirty-seven of the donors being recognized worked with INHF.

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  • Jewells protects family farm outside Decorah with Agricultural Land Easement

    FEB. 27, 2018

    Bobby Jewell wanted to keep his farm in the family. It was with conservation and the longevity of their family's farm operation in mind that the Jewells donated an agricultural land easement on 696 acres in Winneshiek County.

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