Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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MAY. 26, 2023
Birding can be an accessible activity for many ages and abilities. Close-up views of even the most common birds can still fascinate the viewer. And since you can bird from just about anywhere and anytime of year, it's a great skill to nurture. Here's are some tips for birding with kids including how to prepare and where to go.
MAY. 25, 2023
This blog series highlights and acknowledges our dedicated board members. Lending their time and talents on a volunteer basis for the protection of Iowa's land, water and wildlife, INHF's 34-person board is an incredible show of dedication and expertise. Meet board member Susan Salterberg.
MAY. 22, 2023
Imagine Iowa's prairies in a new light — one that honors the history and illustrates the importance of this still-relevant ancient ecosystem.
MAY. 18, 2023
INHF is excited to welcome its newest staff member, Maeve Bittle, who joins our team as the Conservation Easement Assistant.
MAY. 4, 2023
On May 4th, the Iowa legislature concluded the 2023 session, and your voice made a difference for conservation! Read more for a full summary of the top conservation issues from this session.
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