Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County
Turin Prairie, Monona County
Cedar Valley Nature Trail
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JUN. 19, 2023
A piece of family history at Brenton Slough will be preserved as a birding hot-spot and inevitable outdoor recreation hub in central Iowa.
DEC. 6, 2023
Birding is a rapidly growing outdoor pastime, and many birding events occur during winter. Learn why this is and how you can participate in birding events this winter near you.
NOV. 22, 2023
With mild temperatures, enjoy the last few weeks of fall by exploring leaves! Here are five easy and fun activities to do with your family or enjoy on your own using INHF's Acorn Crew as your guide.
NOV. 13, 2023
This blog series highlights and acknowledges our dedicated board members. Lending their time and talents on a volunteer basis for the protection of Iowa's land, water and wildlife, INHF's 34-person board is an incredible show of dedication and expertise. In this post, get to know board member David Mackaman.
NOV. 10, 2023
With nearly 40 different volunteers event every year, many have come to know INHF for our outdoor volunteer workdays. In this article, learn more about INHF's volunteers and volunteer opportunities beyond outdoor activities.
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