Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 175,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
acres in Iowa protected.
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Four decades of protecting the Iowa you love.
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volunteer hours dedicated to Iowa's land, water and wildlife.
JAN. 14, 2020
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation applauds the announcement by Gov. Kim Reynolds that she is encouraging legislators to fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund in her Condition of the State address this morning.
JAN. 13, 2020
From celebrating INHF's 40th anniversary to welcoming new friends to the volunteer program, INHF volunteers had many things to celebrate this year. Seven-hundred-thirty-six volunteers contributed 2,258 hours across 30 different events or projects – more than ever before.
DEC. 9, 2019
Follow along with INHF's former and current presidents as they tell the story of INHF's early years.
NOV. 25, 2019
For over four decades, INHF and its partners have been protecting the Iowa Great Lakes. Several projects this past year have led INHF to strengthen its connection to this special place and the community of people committed to protecting it.
Exploring the health benefits of time spent outdoors.
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