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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

  • Iowa's Hidden Gems

    MAY. 18, 2018

    For a more secluded and wild experience than state or county parks, look to the state's Wildlife Management Areas (WMA).

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  • INHF welcomes new northeast Iowa staffer

    APR. 26, 2018

    "The goal is to have this land around for future generations, and I'm excited to be a part of the small steps in restoration and bringing everything together." -Logan Wood, Blufflands Field Assistant

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  • Loess is More at Green Hill Ranch

    APR. 24, 2018

    A groundbreaking partnership is helping create one of the Council Bluffs area's largest protected recreation areas

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  • A Winter Well-Spent

    APR. 18, 2018

    Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Louis shares some thoughts on a winter well-spent outdoors and invites volunteers to ring in spring with INHF.

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  • Protecting Something Sacred

    MAR. 28, 2018

    Iowa is the ancestral home of many Native American tribes. Historic, cultural and spiritual sites — and the surrounding lands — still hold significant meaning for many native communities in Iowa and beyond. INHF takes a look at the part land protection plays in safeguarding these special places.

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