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Jessica Rilling

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  • Labor of Love

    DEC. 9, 2016

    The Neffs turned to INHF to explore permanent land protection options on their wetland near Fairfield. They decided to donate their property through INHF to Jefferson County Conservation Board with a condition that it remain open for public access.

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  • 3 conservation policy wins we're celebrating

    DEC. 22, 2015

    Bison roaming Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service Midwest This winter solstice, INHF is celebrating three pieces of conservation policy signed by President Obama last week that provide huge support to Iowans hoping to do individual conservation and support conservation efforts in Iowa. Conservation Easement tax incentives Conservation easements are a great way for Iowans who want to protect the natural resource value of their land in the fu

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  • Brush of Excellence awarded to Dinsmores

    OCT. 16, 2015

    Last Thursday, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation awarded Jim and Patricia Dinsmore the Brush of Excellence for their lifetime achievements in conservation and contributions to conserving Iowa's land and water. The ceremony was held at Big Wall Lake Wildlife Management Area in Wright County, where a gift from the Dinsmores made possible a 130-acre addition to the Big Wall Lake complex. The award is a framed paintbrush that was once owned and used by famed cartoonist and conservation leader J

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  • Gifts to Iowa's future

    APR. 23, 2015

    There are moments in the life of each INHF project in which the staff tries to pause and reflect — maybe even celebrate a little — before moving onto the next one. It could be a formal dedication, such as the Paint Creek Valley Addition to Yellow River State Forest on May 7. Or it could simply be transferring ownership of a property from INHF to a public agency. Mary Lou and Bob Gunderson. Earlier this week, INHF transferred 12 acres to the city of Eldora in Hardin County. The land ha

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  • Helen Gunderson receives first Farmland Owner Award

    AUG. 1, 2013

    My friend of many years, Helen Gunderson, has been awarded the first Farmland Owner Award from the Practical Farmers of Iowa. This award is given to property owners who are focused on the long-term health of their land, water and soil. It's appropriate for Helen, who truly values and appreciates the many ways Iowa provides food and sustenance for not only people but also the entire food chain. For example, her home in Ames is an amazing example of how a small postage stamp can nurture fruit, nut

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