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Restoring Iowa's shallow lakes
INHF has protected over 150,000 acres and worked in 95 of Iowa's 99 counties. Explore the areas INHF has helped protect over the last three decades.
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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
We’ve helped protect over 150,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
acres in Iowa protected.
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Over three decades of protecting the Iowa you love.
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volunteer hours dedicated to Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
MAR. 21, 2017
Shallow lakes are an important part of Iowa's natural landscape, and they serve as fragile ecosystems for plants, animals and migrating birds. INHF is helping to restore a few properties to their original state.
MAR. 14, 2017
The Water, Infrastructure, Soil for our Economy (WISE) water quality solution Kaufmann is introducing increases Iowa's sales tax by three-eighths of a penny over the next three years while offsetting the increase with an adjustment to the income tax filing threshold.
MAR. 6, 2017
Calling all photographers: Submit your photos today for consideration for Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's 2018 calendar! Each year, we produce a nature wall calendar for INHF members, featuring some of the most beautiful shots of Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
FEB. 27, 2017
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, which includes INHF, today released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America. The strategy — developed by the consortium — guides the implementation and documentation of a voluntary, statewide effort based on the best available science.
INHF is helping to improve trout habitat and expand the use of trout streams in northeast Iowa by acquiring two Winneshiek County Properties.
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