Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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MAR. 17, 2020
During the past few weeks INHF staff has closely monitored the situation around COVID-19. Our team has followed official guidelines and taken an active role in making sure our staff, supporters, volunteers, landowners and partners are protected. The need for immediate action through social distancing, rescheduling of events and limited travel are all part of our plan to keep ourselves and our neighbors around the state healthy.
MAR. 30, 2020
Is it safe to get outdoors right now? In short: yes, as long as it is done responsibly.
MAR. 23, 2020
More than 3,800 acres of land in 24 counties with an estimated value of $4.8 million was permanently protected through donations of land or land value by Iowa landowners in 2019.
MAR. 20, 2020
A new poll shows that support for funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund remains strong. The Iowa Poll found that a majority of Iowans approve of a sales tax increase to fund natural resource protection, water quality improvement and outdoor recreation opportunities.
MAR. 16, 2020
In Palo Alto County, there stands a sign with a quote by John Muir that reads: “Going to the woods is going home.” It was placed on eight acres of woodland, just east of Lost Island Lake, in honor of Robert and Wanda Jacobson — parents, educators and outdoor enthusiasts.
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