Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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MAR. 31, 2023
How Iowa's parks, trails and wildlife areas support workforce development.
MAR. 30, 2023
Senate File 516 could have hindered growth and enhancement of the Iowa's precious public parks, trails and wildlife areas. Read for the latest updates.
MAR. 27, 2023
INHF has been made stronger by volunteers since the organization was founded in 1979. This year, INHF reflects on the official development of the volunteer program and celebrates our volunteers contributions working on woodlands, prairies and trails that benefit Iowa's wildlife and people.
MAR. 23, 2023
Iowans who made gifts of land or land value for conservation in 2022 were honored at the Capitol today during the annual Gift to Iowa's Future Day ceremony.
MAR. 21, 2023
It's officially spring! Here are a few sites and sounds were looking forward to this year.
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