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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

  • Ever-flowing

    NOV. 5, 2018

    Ed Weimerskirk loved his land - and entrusted his woodlands, trout streams and pasture to INHF to care for into the future.

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  • Planning for Iowa's resilient future

    OCT. 29, 2018

    Between now and Nov. 6, please ask your candidates and elected officials if they support saving our soil, cleaning our water, protecting wildlife habitat and getting people outdoors.

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  • Game Changers: Sportspeople make a big impact on conservation in Iowa

    OCT. 29, 2018

    Sportspeople do more than hunt Iowa's protected land. They're also one of the leaders behind saving it.

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  • George and Trish Patrick of Ames win Hagie Heritage Award

    SEP. 25, 2018

    George and Trish Patrick of Story County have been selected to receive the 2018 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award. The award, given annually by INHF, recognizes Iowans who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to conservation and improvement of the natural environment.

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  • A Lasting Impact

    SEP. 5, 2018

    For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm to a beautiful blend of prairie, oak savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems. INHF volunteers have been an integral part of the transformation.

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