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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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Recent Stories

  • A Wild Idea

    APR. 21, 2022

    Half an hour east of Des Moines, the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge offers a look into Iowa's prairie past - and here, present - complete with roaming bison and elk, native wildflowers, grasses and sedges. But it hasn't always been this way.

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  • For the Birds

    MAR. 31, 2022

    The Specht family has worked for years to protect wildlife habitat on their farm in Clayton County, and now that land is permanently protected by an Agricultural Land Easement.

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  • Gift To Iowa's Future Day 2022

    MAR. 23, 2022

    Iowans who made gifts of land or land value for conservation over the past three years were honored at the Capitol today during the annual Gift to Iowa's Future Day ceremony. The ceremony was postponed the last two years due to covid precautions, so this year's ceremony included donors from 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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  • Meet INHF's Spring 2022 interns

    MAR. 10, 2022

    Please help us welcome INHF's new communications and design interns for the Spring semester! Kristine and Autumn will be assisting with content creation for INHF social media accounts, our blog, website, magazine, event communications and special seasonal projects. They will also have the opportunity to learn more about conservation and nonprofit communications.

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  • Treading Lightly

    MAR. 10, 2022

    A trail with a light touch in Humboldt is connecting two public recreation areas and honoring a donor's wishes.

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