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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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Recent Stories

  • From Acorn to Oak Tree

    DEC. 9, 2019

    Follow along with INHF's former and current presidents as they tell the story of INHF's early years.

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  • Home at the Lakes

    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.

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  • In Our Nature

    NOV. 25, 2019

    Exploring the health benefits of time spent outdoors.

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  • Progress in the Prairie

    NOV. 11, 2019

    Jeff Jutting, an INHF land ambassador, has spent the past three years volunteering to help protect and better Iowa land. Jeff works hard, removing invasive species and caring for the native prairie, but his work spans even further in his relationship with the land and land donors.

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  • INHF to purchase Clover Woods 4-H Camp in Boone County

    NOV. 4, 2019

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is purchasing the 1,011-acre Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center along the Des Moines River in Boone County from the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

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