Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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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.
MAY. 2, 2019
A summary of key conservation legislation, budget items and issues that will require additional advocacy from the 2019 Iowa legislative session.
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?
For INHF, "land stewardship" is more than caring for the land -- it's about a deeper connection that drives us to listen to nature.
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.
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