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Jessica Rilling

Blog For Tag "conservation easement"

  • Iowa landowners to be honored at Capitol

    FEB. 28, 2018

    On Monday, March 5, 46 landowners will be recognized at the Iowa State Capitol for their contributions to conservation efforts in Iowa in 2017. “Gift to Iowa's Future” day is a yearly celebration of private landowners and organizations who made gifts of land, land value or conservation easements. In 2017, these gifts totaled more than $11 million and protected nearly 5,500 acres of land in 32 counties. Thirty-seven of the donors being recognized worked with INHF.

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  • Chimney Rocks conservation easement protects viewshed along Upper Iowa River

    SEP. 21, 2017

    Viewsheds frequently provide more than striking scenery: they are a frame through which we understand and appreciate a landscape. Thanks to a conservation easement, Upper Iowa River paddlers can enjoy a striking view for generations to come.

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  • Conservation easements bring permanent peace of mind to Iowa landowners

    JUL. 20, 2017

    Conservation easements allow landowners to retain the ownership and use of their land, but place desired restrictions on the land's current and future use, like development, mining or other practices that might be detrimental to the land's natural resources.

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  • Missouri nature preserve with INHF ties dedicated

    OCT. 19, 2016

    The City of Hannibal dedicated Sodalis Nature Preserve Oct. 21-22. The 185-acre preserve, protected permanently by a conservation easement held by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, features recreational trails and important hibernating habitat for an estimated 168,000 federally endangered Indiana bats — approximately one-third of all the Indiana bats in the world.

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