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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
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MAY. 31, 2017
Folded into the far reaches of northeast Iowa, Heritage Valley lingers in the minds of those who visit. The Allamakee County property is as magnificent as it is vast, as wild as it is richly diverse.
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.
JUL. 20, 2017
Conservation easements allow landowners to retain the ownership and use of their land, but place desired restrictions on the land's current and future use, like development, mining or other practices that might be detrimental to the land's natural resources.
JUN. 28, 2017
Iowa lies in the middle of the breeding ground for the North American monarch, but the monarch's numbers are drastically falling from a loss of breeding habitat. INHF recently received two grants to establish monarch habitat across the state.
JUN. 27, 2017
Join INHF in welcoming Carole Teator to our new Eastern Iowa Program Manager position. Carole will be working in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Davenport to more closely work with Iowa landowners and conservation partners in that area.
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