Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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FEB. 19, 2021
Paul W. Johnson, a leader in the conservation community in Iowa and nationally, died on Monday at the age of 79. Johnson was a longtime advisor to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) and was integral to many INHF protection projects along the Upper Iowa River in northeast Iowa. INHF board member Neil Hamilton reflects on the life and service of his friend and fellow conservationist.
FEB. 18, 2021
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FEB. 9, 2021
Mike and Linda Meetz's remnant prairie is a sight to behold
FEB. 3, 2021
Winter Workday at Mathes (Pella)
JAN. 28, 2021
The history and future of a fen in Johnson County is worth a second look.
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