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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

  • Meet Melanie

    AUG. 16, 2017

    INHF is excited to introduce Melanie Louis as its new Volunteer Coordinator. In her new role, Melanie will lead INHF's volunteer program, organizing opportunities for people across the state to connect with the land, INHF's mission and each other.

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  • Indiangrass Hills Celebrates 20 Years

    AUG. 8, 2017

    Named for the abundant Indian grass covering the 750-acre property, Indiangrass Hills is a prairie marvel.

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  • Why the acorn?

    AUG. 4, 2017

    The story behind Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's acorn logo and remembering the man who created it.

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  • Winneshiek County acquires first public site in 25 years

    JUL. 21, 2017

    Just outside Decorah, INHF helped Winneshiek County Conservation purchase a 240-acre farm. The site may be the future home of a WCCB nature center and holds a key corridor for the planned Dry Run Trail, a connection between the Praire Farmer Trail and Trout Run Trail.

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