Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
We’ve helped protect over 175,000 acres of Iowa prairies, woodlands, lakes and rivers and blazed the way for Iowa’s trails.
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DEC. 9, 2019
Follow along with INHF's former and current presidents as they tell the story of INHF's early years.
NOV. 25, 2019
For over four decades, INHF and its partners have been protecting the Iowa Great Lakes. Several projects this past year have led INHF to strengthen its connection to this special place and the community of people committed to protecting it.
Exploring the health benefits of time spent outdoors.
NOV. 11, 2019
Jeff Jutting, an INHF land ambassador, has spent the past three years volunteering to help protect and better Iowa land. Jeff works hard, removing invasive species and caring for the native prairie, but his work spans even further in his relationship with the land and land donors.
NOV. 4, 2019
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is purchasing the 1,011-acre Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center along the Des Moines River in Boone County from the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
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