Image 1

Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

Image 2

Turin Prairie, Monona County

Image 3

Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

Protecting and restoring Iowa’s land, water and wildlife.

We’ve helped protect over 175,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.

Learn more

Recent Stories

  • Why INHF supports the Invest in Iowa Act

    FEB. 18, 2020

    If the Invest in Iowa Act is passed, an estimated $171 million in sustainable, reliable, constitutionally protected funding will go into the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund every year.

    Read more

  • Work of a Lifetime

    FEB. 17, 2020

    Good things come to those who wait. Better things come to those who go in search of them. Such seems to be the case for Ray and Patti Hamilton. It was in this way that the couple found and fell in love with Codfish Hollow Hill Prairie, 60 acres of remnant and reconstructed prairie-covered hills and wooded valleys east of Maquoketa in Jackson County.

    Read more

  • Bill Introduced to Fund the Trust in Iowa Senate

    FEB. 6, 2020

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation applauds the introduction of Senate Study Bill 3116, which would fund the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.

    Read more

  • First Winter Hike

    FEB. 3, 2020

    I was lucky enough to visit Snyder Heritage Farm on Wednesday, Jan. 29 with INHF Land Stewardship Director Ryan Schmidt and Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt to hike and learn about the farm.

    Read more

  • Cedar Ridge donates $6,000 to INHF, two trail projects

    JAN. 30, 2020

    The Trestle to Trestle Trail bridge in Polk County and the Hoover Nature Trail in Johnson County are the first two projects to receive a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Bagger Vodka.

    Read more