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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

  • Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

    AUG. 21, 2019

    INHF has more than 300 alumni from it's internship program, many of them are now conservation leaders.

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  • Vital Refuge

    AUG. 19, 2019

    Success stories of species that have made a comeback in Iowa in recent decades.

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  • Wild Harvest

    AUG. 16, 2019

    Iowa has many fresh foraged food options across the state. With the right know-how and welcoming community, your wild dinner is could come from nearby nature.

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  • Generations Strong

    AUG. 14, 2019

    Many families have a multi-generational connection to INHF, passing along a culture of conservation.

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  • Bird's Eye View

    AUG. 12, 2019

    Two new additions to a natural area along the Mississippi River add to a northeast Iowa treasure.

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