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Jessica Rilling

Blog For Tag "conservation easement"

  • Iowa landowners honored at Capitol

    MAR. 14, 2019

    On Tuesday, March 12, more than 40 gifts of land, land value or conservation easements were recognized at the Iowa Capitol. Gift to Iowa's Future Day is an annual celebration of private landowners and organizations for their contributions to conservation and recreational efforts across Iowa in 2019. This year, these gifts totaled more than $6 million and protected 5,700 acres across 35 counties.

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  • On Sacred Ground - Spirituality, conservation and connection

    JAN. 30, 2019

    For some, it's a sense of responsibility rooted in their faith that moves them to protect, restore and steward the land. For others, it is nature itself that provides a sense of place, purpose and belonging. Often, the two are intertwined.

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  • Meadow-morphasis

    NOV. 21, 2018

    John and Shari Paule worked for years to restore their land in Madison County. Now, they're protecting it well into the future.

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  • The Family Trees

    AUG. 13, 2018

    For more than a century, the Ferguson Timber has given life to an extended family. Now, the family is ensuring its future.

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  • Planting Season

    JUL. 31, 2018

    Cathy Irvine of Benton County donated her land to UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center to use as a restoration demonstration and future educational spot for UNI students. To ensure its long-term protection, Cathy donated the land to INHF, and INHF transferred the property to UNI with a conservation easement.

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