Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling


  • INHF's Next Living Lands Fellow

    AUG. 26, 2021

    This September, INHF is pleased to welcome 2021 Living Lands Fellow Devin Stortz. Growing up on his family's farm just north of Decorah, IA, Stortz spent sunrise to sunset hiking, hunting and fishing on the property. As he changed and developed through his teenage years, so did the land around him.

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  • Forever Young

    AUG. 25, 2021

    When David and Terrie Hoefer worked at the central Iowa 4-H camp in the 1980s and ‘90s, they formed a deep connection to this place along the Des Moines River in Boone County. That is why the Hoefers and many other alumni were happy when Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) purchased the camp to protect and keep whole this natural wonder.

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  • A Place for People

    AUG. 25, 2021

    In 2017, the people of Cherokee came together to develop Magnetic Park, a 55-acre linear park and trail corridor connecting citizens and visitors to natural, cultural and historical resources in the area. With Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's (INHF's) help, they're well on their way to bringing that magic to their own backyards.

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  • INHF's Melanie Schmidt returns from wildfire duty

    AUG. 18, 2021

    This past month, INHF's Volunteer Coordinator Melanie Schmidt was called out west for wildfire duty in northwest Montana. Schmidt shares her experience with us after returning to Iowa this week.

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  • INHF Welcomes Newest Ackelson Fellow

    AUG. 16, 2021

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is pleased to introduce 2021 Mark C. Ackelson Fellow Ryan Smith. Smith's conservation interests began in his youth, growing up on his family's farm in Mitchellville, IA. Now, after graduating from Drake University Law School, he is looking forward to putting his law degree and passion for Iowa's outdoors to work.

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