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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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  • INHF Board Spotlight: Paul Morf

    FEB. 15, 2024

    This blog series highlights and acknowledges our dedicated board members. Lending their time and talents on a volunteer basis for the protection of Iowa's land, water and wildlife, INHF's board is an incredible show of dedication and expertise. Meet Paul Morf.

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  • Action Alert: Bills threaten future parks, trails and wildlife areas

    FEB. 12, 2024

    Update: Bills that would have implications on future parks, trails and wildlife areas have advanced in the Senate but stalled in the House. Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is still encouraging you to let legislators know you oppose these bills.

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  • Protection Patchwork

    FEB. 9, 2024

    Partners in western Iowa build on existing habitat for a more resilient landscape in the Loess Hills.

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  • Meet INHF's Newest Interns and Mark C. Ackelson Fellow

    JAN. 29, 2024

    INHF is happy to welcome Emily Bell, Jordan McDowell and Camilla Price to the team. Learn more about them and their roles with INHF.

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  • INHF Board Spotlight: Vern Fish

    JAN. 24, 2024

    This blog series highlights and acknowledges our dedicated board members. Lending their time and talents on a volunteer basis for the protection of Iowa's land, water and wildlife, INHF's board is an incredible show of dedication and expertise. Meet Vern Fish.

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