Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 185,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
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JUN. 20, 2022
Please join INHF in giving a warm welcome to our 17 land stewardship interns for the summer!
JUN. 13, 2022
The protection of The Narrows Preserve is one of the most significant preservation projects the Iowa Great Lakes region has seen in recent years.
Summer break is here and your routine may be disrupted with playdates and sleepovers. Perhaps your evenings and weekends are already filling up with farmer's markets, outdoor concerts, pool parties, and dinners with friends. Warmer weather brings a hustle and bustle that can be energizing, shaking off the lazier, chillier days we mostly spent inside. But that sudden busyness can sometimes be draining as well, leaving us in need of a recharge. The outdoors can fill us back up.
JUN. 6, 2022
Is it worth it to ditch the lawn mower blades for a month and embrace the 'unruliness' of nature?
JUN. 1, 2022
The 2022 legislative session wrapped up on May 25, and your voice made a difference for conservation! In addition to building support for natural resource funding, you halted legislation that would have restricted expansion of Iowa's parks, trails and wildlife areas; protected landowners' rights to receive a fair price for their property from the buyer of their choice; and saved important private land protection tools like the conservation tax credit.
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