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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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    NOV. 29, 2021

    Offering opportunities for hunting, hiking and wildlife observation, Oak Ridge Conservation Area is a natural gem on the western side of the state. Now, thanks to a recent series of additions, the 2,401-acre natural area is one step closer to becoming a contiguous complex.

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  • Remembering Neal Smith: Passing along a love of nature

    NOV. 23, 2021

    It is difficult to put into words what it's like growing up with Neal Smith as your granddad. While his many accomplishments will be talked about in the media, his relationship with nature had the most influence on me.

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  • INHF welcomes new staff

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    INHF is excited to welcome Taryn Samuels and Susan Johnson.

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  • Tom Murray of Decorah wins Hagie Heritage Award

    SEP. 30, 2021

    Tom Murray of Decorah has been selected to receive the 2021 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award. The Hagie Heritage Award is given annually by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to recognize Iowans who have demonstrated extraordinary personal service and commitment to improving the quality of Iowa's natural environment and who encourage others to do the same.

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