Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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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.
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.
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.
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.
AUG. 25, 2020
“When children play and explore nature, they sink their own metaphorical taproot into the earth.”
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