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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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INHF helping expand Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
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It's a Lark! It's a Crane! It's the Big Day of Birding
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Missouri nature preserve with INHF ties dedicated
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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Over three decades of protecting the Iowa you love.
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volunteer hours dedicated to Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
JAN. 9, 2017
A trail that starts at Mitchellville city limits and runs through Prairie City will offer riders, walkers and families a chance to experience small-town Iowa.
DEC. 29, 2016
How will the nearly $180 million generated by the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund be spent in Iowa? INHF examines what that funding looks like on the ground.
DEC. 27, 2016
The Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for both the animals who live there and the Iowans who enjoy the scenery.
Start the new year on the right foot: Iowa State Parks is sponsoring free, guided hikes in 26 state parks and natural areas on New Year's Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative.
DEC. 9, 2016
The Wickiup Hill Natural Area is a protected area featuring an Outdoor Learning Center that encourages growing the bond between humans and nature.
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