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Helping Green Pastures flourish in Okoboji
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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Prairie, wetlands protected at Silver Lake in Palo Alto County
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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.
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MAY. 31, 2017
Folded into the far reaches of northeast Iowa, Heritage Valley lingers in the minds of those who visit. The Allamakee County property is as magnificent as it is vast, as wild as it is richly diverse.
JUN. 15, 2017
Ann and Sigurd Anderson recently donated their property near West Lake Okoboji to INHF. A team of INHF interns and staff have started restoration work on some of the remnant prairie.
JUN. 14, 2017
Jon and Kathy Steege are helping young Iowans trying to break into conservation careers through INHF with the Living Lands Fellowship.
JUN. 6, 2017
Ann G. and Sigurd Anderson were honored this year at Gift to Iowa's Future Day, a ceremony recognizing Iowa landowners who gave gifts of land or conservation easements to the state. Ann and Sig originally donated a conservation easement on Green Pastures in Dickinson County before donating the land to INHF for longterm management and
MAY. 30, 2017
“This year's spring prescribed fire season — which came to a close this month — proved to be successful on many levels,” said Land Stewardship Director Ryan Schmidt. “INHF was able to partner with several organizations and volunteers to achieve our goals.”
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