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Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

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Turin Prairie, Monona County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

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  • Meet the Summer 2022 Land Stewardship Interns!

    JUN. 20, 2022

    Please join INHF in giving a warm welcome to our 17 land stewardship interns for the summer!

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  • The Last Shoreline

    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.

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  • 15-Minute Nature Fix

    JUN. 13, 2022

    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.

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  • Rethinking the Lawn

    JUN. 6, 2022

    Is it worth it to ditch the lawn mower blades for a month and embrace the 'unruliness' of nature?

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  • 2022 Iowa Legislative Session recap

    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.

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