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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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  • Get Outdoors: Wickiup Hill Natural Area

    NOV. 30, 2016

    Wickiup Hill provides visitors with the opportunity to experience and learn about the lush ecosystem around them, which includes wetland, prairie and woodland habitat for hundreds of plant and animal species.

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  • Missouri nature preserve with INHF ties dedicated

    OCT. 19, 2016

    The City of Hannibal dedicated Sodalis Nature Preserve Oct. 21-22. The 185-acre preserve, protected permanently by a conservation easement held by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, features recreational trails and important hibernating habitat for an estimated 168,000 federally endangered Indiana bats — approximately one-third of all the Indiana bats in the world.

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  • 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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