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Bound by the Land
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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Jewells protects family farm outside Decorah with Agricultural Land Easement
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Peace, Purpose & Wild Parsnip
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INHF Volunteers Make Positive Impact on Iowa Landscape
Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 165,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
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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.
JUL. 3, 2018
A shared vision between friends became an opportunity to permanently protect a large complex in Mahaska County.
JUN. 22, 2018
For the past 13 years, Carlisle has been working to create a trail connecting the city of Carlisle to the Des Moines metro area. Recently, a new piece of the puzzle fell into place with the unveiling of a new, 3.3-mile multi-use trail through the city.
Gary Hargroves of Monona County had a passion for conservation and owned prairie in the Loess Hills that embodied many of the area's natural features. However, when Gary passed away suddenly, the future of his land became an unknown.
JUN. 13, 2018
Over the years, INHF volunteer Dennis Haller has helped restore hundreds of acres of INHF-owned-and-managed lands near his home in Decorah. In the process, he's found peace, purpose and pulled his fair share of wild parsnip.
JUN. 6, 2018
“Iowa" and "mining" are not words commonly associated with one another, at least not anymore. But in some parts of the state, the two have a long history that has left its mark on the natural landscape.
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