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New greenway will connect eight public areas in Dickinson and Osceola counties
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Green Island Levee District protects against future flooding along Maquoketa River
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INHF Expands Resources for Iowa Landowners
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.
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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.
NOV. 29, 2017
After nearly a decade of coordination, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has transferred ownership of 37 miles of corridor slated to become a new trail and greenway system in Dickinson and Osceola counties.
NOV. 28, 2017
In this place, everything is interrelated and the relationships are quite readily apparent. It's astonishing, really, that the whole thing is perpetually in motion, fueled by the sun. Tapping into that sense of interconnectedness, and ultimately of community, has been a great source of brightness in my life.
NOV. 27, 2017
Local sportsmen, conservation groups and private donors were able to help protect a sizable area for public hunting and recreation in Mahaska County this summer, with partnership from Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
NOV. 16, 2017
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has released two new, easy-to-use tools for Iowa landowners interested in exploring methods for permanently protecting their land.
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