Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 185,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
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SEP. 27, 2022
One family's gift is creating a new public area in Johnson County and reconnecting a tribe with its ancestral land.
SEP. 22, 2022
INHF is helping to protect Little Sioux Scout Ranch in the Loess Hills by preserving its history and opening it to the public.
Dr. Jim Pease of Ames has been selected by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to receive the 2022 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award, which recognizes Iowans who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of Iowa's natural environment and encouraging others to do the same.
SEP. 21, 2022
Children spend 7 hours per day using screens, often substituting screen time for outdoor play. Studies show the detrimental effect of this swap and that spending time outside, and especially playing outside, is vital for all aspects of a child's development.
SEP. 7, 2022
You hear it before you see it. No, not a cat, but a bird. Meet the Gray Catbird.
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