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Spring Creek at Ft. Defiance State Park, Emmet County

Daniel Ruf

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Turin Prairie, Monona County

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Cedar Valley Nature Trail

Nathan Houck

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Recent Stories

  • Join the Monarch Migration

    SEP. 15, 2023

    As fall approaches, monarchs are gearing up for their long flight south to avoid the cold winter temperatures. The monarch migration season is a great time to get outdoors with your family and explore the insect world!

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  • Catch a Glimpse of Brenton Slough

    AUG. 25, 2023

    In partnership with Polk County Conservation, INHF has purchased 1,113 acres located in Polk and Dallas counties commonly called the Brenton Slough. In an area undergoing rapid change and growth, conservation of such a large, established natural area are rare. Read more about the latest updates on this project including fundraising, events to visit Brenton Slough and a video showing the wildlife and beauty of the site!

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  • Harvest is on the Horizon

    AUG. 22, 2023

    Every year, between mid-September and mid-October, our staff and volunteers are in the field harvesting prairie seed. INHF volunteers play a huge role in the hand collection of prairie seeds during this short period of time. Learn how INHF staff and volunteers work together to harvest seed and restore more prairie through the process.

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  • INHF Board Spotlight: Wendy Wiedner

    AUG. 21, 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 Wendy Wiedner.

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