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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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  • Prairie STRIPS are improving wildlife habitat on Lanz Heritage Farm

    MAY. 6, 2019

    The INHF-owned Lanz Heritage Farm has been a testing site for the Iowa State STRIPS program, which is showing that improving soil health and wildlife habitat can be part of a sustainable agriculture operation.

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  • 2019 Iowa Legislative Session Recap

    MAY. 2, 2019

    A summary of key conservation legislation, budget items and issues that will require additional advocacy from the 2019 Iowa legislative session.

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  • Coping with Change

    APR. 29, 2019

    In the last decades, extreme flooding has ravaged Iowa communities statewide. Why is flooding becoming more severe, and what can conservation do to help slow the impact?

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  • Led by the Land

    APR. 29, 2019

    For INHF, "land stewardship" is more than caring for the land -- it's about a deeper connection that drives us to listen to nature.

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  • Expand Your Hiking Horizons

    APR. 29, 2019

    Iowa has several areas across the state that are perfect for learning the basics of backpacking. With the right gear and sense of adventure, opportunities wait all over Iowa.

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