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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

  • A Summer of Stewardship

    AUG. 31, 2017

    Another summer of hard work, relationship building and personal growth has come and gone for the land stewardship interns. It's a bittersweet goodbye for both the interns and their supervisors after 12 weeks traveling the state to restore Iowa's wild places, but one only needs to look at the land to know that it's been a summer well spent.

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  • Gunderson Nature Park, where community meets conservation

    AUG. 31, 2017

    Gunderson Nature Park in Eldora is bringing young and old together outside.

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  • Remnant Prairie: A closer look at Iowa's rarest landscape

    AUG. 24, 2017

    Prairie remnants are fragments of Iowa's original, pre-settlement prairie landscape, and are home to irreplaceable diversity.

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  • 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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