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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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We’ve helped protect over 160,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.

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Recent Stories

  • 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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  • Time is Now for Conservation Action

    MAR. 20, 2018

    The work of policy advocacy may seem far removed from the prairies, wetlands and woodlands that INHF works to protect, but it has a profound impact.

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  • Butterfly Boost

    MAR. 9, 2018

    Hundreds of Linn County residents, corporations, organizations and local governments are laying out the welcome mat for monarchs and other pollinators, working together to plant and care for milkweed and other native plants that the butterflies need throughout their lifecycle.

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