Bur oak acorns on fall oak leaves by Kip Ladage

Kip Ladage

About Us

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is a statewide 501 (c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization that works with private landowners and public agencies to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Since our founding in 1979, our supporters and staff have protected more than 190,000 acres of Iowa’s natural resources.

INHF was the first land trust in Iowa to receive national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

Our Mission & Values

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation protects and restores Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Learn more about our mission, values and history.

Staff Listing

Every day, INHF staff are working hard to protect Iowa's wild places and promote conservation in every corner of the state. Get to know the people behind the work.


We're dedicated to building the next generation of conservation leaders. INHF interns actively work to restore Iowa's landscapes, educate Iowans on conservation topics and make sure more land protection gets done. Learn about INHF's internship program and the many opportunities available.

Board of Directors

At the heart of our mission is a dedicated group of Iowans carving a vision and path forward for INHF's work. Meet our board of directors.


INHF occasionally has open positions to work with our staff and is a resource for people looking to work in conservation in Iowa. Find available opportunities.


INHF produces several print publications alongside our online stories and news. Check out our most recent issues of Iowa Natural Heritage and our Annual Report, as well as several books and guides INHF has produced over the years. Discover INHF publications.