Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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APR. 21, 2022
Half an hour east of Des Moines, the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge offers a look into Iowa's prairie past - and here, present - complete with roaming bison and elk, native wildflowers, grasses and sedges. But it hasn't always been this way.
MAR. 31, 2022
The Specht family has worked for years to protect wildlife habitat on their farm in Clayton County, and now that land is permanently protected by an Agricultural Land Easement.
MAR. 23, 2022
Iowans who made gifts of land or land value for conservation over the past three years were honored at the Capitol today during the annual Gift to Iowa's Future Day ceremony. The ceremony was postponed the last two years due to covid precautions, so this year's ceremony included donors from 2019, 2020 and 2021.
MAR. 10, 2022
Please help us welcome INHF's new communications and design interns for the Spring semester! Kristine and Autumn will be assisting with content creation for INHF social media accounts, our blog, website, magazine, event communications and special seasonal projects. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about conservation and nonprofit communications.
A trail with a light touch in Humboldt is connecting two public
recreation areas and honoring a donor's wishes.
At any given time, INHF is working on 40 different protection, restoration and trail projects. Learn more about what we’re working on:
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Photo: Sylvan Runkel State Preserve by Nathan Houck