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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

  • Meet INHF's New Communications Intern

    OCT. 14, 2020

    Katy Hull is INHF's Fall 2020 communications intern.

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  • Joe Frieden Completes Inaugural Living Lands Fellowship

    SEP. 23, 2020

    Joe Frieden recently completed his tenure as the inaugural Living Lands Fellowship fellow. As the 2020 Living Lands fellow, Frieden helped Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) and the Fayette County Conservation Board (FCCB) steward public and private lands in northeast Iowa.

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  • A Dream Realized

    SEP. 23, 2020

    A vision focused on creating opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in stewardship work while searching for a permanent position in the conservation or natural resource management field comes to fruition.

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  • August's Devastating Derecho Has a Silver Lining

    SEP. 10, 2020

    Eastern Iowa resident Rich Patterson reflects on the destruction - and out of it, opportunity for growth - at Faulkes Heritage Woods, a 110-acre woodland adjacent to his home in Marion, Iowa.

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  • Labor of Love

    AUG. 28, 2020

    Leo Schlunz has been part of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) one way or another for 30 years. He's a supporter, land donor and model steward. But of his many contributions to INHF, Schlunz is probably best known to the broader INHF community as a frequent and familiar face at INHF volunteer events.

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