Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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JAN. 31, 2019
A flood-prone creek has wreaked havoc on Des Moines. New protection upstream aims to ease flooding woes.
JAN. 30, 2019
For some, it's a sense of responsibility rooted in their faith that moves them to protect, restore and steward the land. For others, it is nature itself that provides a sense of place, purpose and belonging. Often, the two are intertwined.
JAN. 29, 2019
Sleepy Hollow Park in Story County will soon grow by more than 15 acres thanks to a joint project by INHF, the Story County Conservation Board (SCCB) and the Story County chapter of Pheasants Forever.
JAN. 24, 2019
William "Bill" Fultz played a critical role in shaping INHF's image in its early days, and went on to serve on its board of directors for nearly 30 years. Bill passed away on Tuesday. We salute his vision for a young organization and his long service to INHF's mission.
JAN. 1, 2019
Anna Gray and Emily Martin will be joining INHF staff starting January 1st.
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