Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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AUG. 13, 2018
For more than a century, the Ferguson Timber has given life to an extended family. Now, the family is ensuring its future.
JUL. 31, 2018
Recently, INHF and the City of Laurens began transforming a discontinued rail corridor into a linear park for the community.
Since his passing on July 8, Governor Robert Ray has rightly been remembered for his leadership, vision and compassion in making Iowa a better place. Part of that legacy was his creation of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in 1979 to serve as a new way to get more conservation done in Iowa.
Cathy Irvine of Benton County donated her land to UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center to use as a restoration demonstration and future educational spot for UNI students. To ensure its long-term protection, Cathy donated the land to INHF, and INHF transferred the property to UNI with a conservation easement.
JUL. 30, 2018
As one of the rarest landscape types in Iowa, fens are a mystery to most Iowans. Discover their beauty and diversity.
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