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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

  • Restoring Iowa's shallow lakes

    MAR. 21, 2017

    Shallow lakes are an important part of Iowa's natural landscape, and they serve as fragile ecosystems for plants, animals and migrating birds. INHF is helping to restore a few properties to their original state.

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  • Bill introduced to fund Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

    MAR. 14, 2017

    The Water, Infrastructure, Soil for our Economy (WISE) water quality solution Kaufmann is introducing increases Iowa's sales tax by three-eighths of a penny over the next three years while offsetting the increase with an adjustment to the income tax filing threshold.

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  • Submit your photos for our 2018 calendar

    MAR. 6, 2017

    Calling all photographers: Submit your photos today for consideration for Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's 2018 calendar! Each year, we produce a nature wall calendar for INHF members, featuring some of the most beautiful shots of Iowa's land, water and wildlife.

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  • Iowa partnership unveils strategy to conserve the monarch butterfly

    FEB. 27, 2017

    The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, which includes INHF, today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America. The strategy — developed by the consortium — guides the implementation and documentation of a voluntary, statewide effort based on the best available science.

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  • Two popular trout streams protected in northeast Iowa

    FEB. 27, 2017

    INHF is helping to improve trout habitat and expand the use of trout streams in northeast Iowa by acquiring two Winneshiek County Properties.

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