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A Toast to Trails
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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Prairie, wetlands protected at Silver Lake in Palo Alto County
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RAVE on the Great Western Trail
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Bill introduced to fund Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
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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Over three decades of protecting the Iowa you love.
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volunteer hours dedicated to Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
APR. 29, 2017
The 2017 Iowa legislative session ended on Saturday, April 22. It has been called a historic session for many reasons. The reason that stood out to us is the amount of engagement we saw from people like you: people that care about Iowa's land, water and wildlife and want to make Iowa a better place for the next generation.
MAY. 24, 2017
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Peace Tree Brewing Company, Polk County Conservation and REI West Des Moines have partnered together to celebrate and support Iowa trails in conjunction with National Trails Day.
APR. 26, 2017
Migrate to Chariton, Iowa May 5-7 for the first annual Lucas County Birding Festival.
INHF purchased 185 acres in Palo Alto County, with plans to undergo a five-year restoration on an area adjacent to Silver Lake.
APR. 21, 2017
More than 40 Iowans gathered together on the Great Western Trail on Tuesday, April 18, to care for a patch of remnant prairie that sits hidden along the trail.
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