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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

  • George and Trish Patrick of Ames win Hagie Heritage Award

    SEP. 25, 2018

    George and Trish Patrick of Story County have been selected to receive the 2018 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award. The award, given annually by INHF, recognizes Iowans who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to conservation and improvement of the natural environment.

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  • A Lasting Impact

    SEP. 5, 2018

    For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm to a beautiful blend of prairie, oak savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems. INHF volunteers have been an integral part of the transformation.

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  • Outdoors with INHF

    SEP. 4, 2018

    This summer was hot and, at times, rainy, but INHF volunteers didn't let that stop them from getting outdoors.

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  • For the Birds

    AUG. 31, 2018

    2018 is the Year of the Bird, designated by National Geographic and the Audubon Society. INHF spoke with bird conservation leaders in Iowa to understand where we've come from and where we're headed.

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  • Harvest Season

    AUG. 30, 2018

    In the land stewardship world, spring and fall in Iowa are all about two things – prescribed fire and prairie seed harvests.

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