Carroll Prairie

Carroll Prairie

Carroll Prairie

You are invited to help protect this beautiful natural area north of Nevada, Iowa.

Lorna Carroll Sellberg, a Story county resident and passionate conservationist, worked closely with INHF to create the opportunity to protect her land, which includes native prairie remnants, oxbow wetlands and the meandering West Indian Creek.

Gray Ghost Prairie

Lorna donated half the land’s value to ensure permanent protection and future public ownership. About $35,000 more must be raised to complete the project. Contributions and pledges to Carroll Prairie now will help this great project compete for public grant funds !

Help complete this project


Management and restoration

INHF will help Story County Conservation begin their efforts to build off the past care and attention that Lorna so willingly gave to the property. 

Potential practices include:

  • Prescribed fire
  • Woody vegetation removal
  • Invasive species monitoring/removal
  • Native prairie interseeding on pasture 

Future of the property

INHF currently owns the property, but is partnering with Story CCB to secure funding and eventually transfer the property to their ownership.

The property will be open to the public following the transfer to Story County.