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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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Missouri nature preserve with INHF ties dedicated
Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 150,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
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NOV. 23, 2016
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is excited to announce five INHF projects that were awarded REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection program) grants this year. REAP grants help INHF complete protection projects that aid in protecting water sources, creating wildlife habitat, expanding conservation programs and maintaining land.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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