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Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling

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  • State recognizes Iowa landowners

    MAR. 23, 2020

    More than 3,800 acres of land in 24 counties with an estimated value of $4.8 million was permanently protected through donations of land or land value by Iowa landowners in 2019.

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  • Poll: Iowans still want to fund the Trust

    MAR. 20, 2020

    A new poll shows that support for funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund remains strong. The Iowa Poll found that a majority of Iowans approve of a sales tax increase to fund natural resource protection, water quality improvement and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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  • Going Home

    MAR. 16, 2020

    In Palo Alto County, there stands a sign with a quote by John Muir that reads: “Going to the woods is going home.” It was placed on eight acres of woodland, just east of Lost Island Lake, in honor of Robert and Wanda Jacobson — parents, educators and outdoor enthusiasts.

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  • Art Inspires Nature Inspires Art

    MAR. 13, 2020

    There is a sacred space in Iowa where — for more than 2,000 years — people have come to contemplate the confluence of river, sky, woodlands and vistas along the limestone bluffs. Here in
the Driftless Region, perched at Fire Point overlook, it is easy to imagine the Mississippi River Valley as it once appeared to the ancestors of the many tribal nations who still visit this site in ceremony.

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