Oak savanna in Iowa Snyder Heritage Farm

Snyder Heritage Farm

Carl Kurtz

Land Stewardship

INHF’s work doesn’t stop when an important Iowa place is protected. INHF works hard to ensure that projects with valuable natural resources are not only safeguarded, but also remain healthy and vibrant far into the future. Our land stewardship staff works year-round with volunteers and partners to restore and build native and thriving habitat for Iowa’s wildlife and people.

Our stewardship team is comprised of staff members, volunteers and our annual summer land stewardship interns. We work closely with private landowners, conservation partners and stewardship experts across the state to create a lasting and important impact on Iowa’s landscapes.

We practice a variety of restoration techniques, including:

  • Prescribed fire
  • Management planning with landowners and partners
  • Invasive species control
  • Prairie reconstruction
  • Seed harvesting

Learn more about the work our stewardship team does across the state.

INHF conducts restoration and stewardship on properties INHF intends to own long term, projects with partners and other conservation agencies and privately owned land protected with conservation easements. We also partner with other conservation groups around the state to implement valuable restoration efforts on public land or land that will eventually become public.

Want to learn more about INHF’s stewardship practices? Contact Ryan Schmidt, INHF land stewardship director, at rschmidt@inhf.org or 515-288-1846, ext. 13.