Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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MAY. 5, 2021
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF), Iowa's first accredited land trust, is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation – as required every five years – in 2021. A public comment period is now open.
APR. 30, 2021
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the High Trestle Trail Bridge, and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is celebrating by raising funds during the month of May to make new connections and improvements to this iconic Iowa destination.
APR. 28, 2021
INHF believes in creating and sustaining meaningful internship opportunities for young people. Since it began in 1986, INHF's internship program has provided professional opportunities for more than 350 college students. These paid experiences provide high-level skills training and a chance to contribute directly to INHF's mission.
Pets can be wonderful companions for exploring the outdoors. That said, it's important to remember that people visit the outdoors for different reasons and enjoy nature in different ways. Here are a few tips for getting outdoors with your favorite four-legged friend in ways that are respectful of others, area wildlife and natural habitat.
Long-time INHF supporter Greg Grupp lives out his love for the land and community at the Iowa Great Lakes.
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