Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling


  • Getting outdoors during COVID-19

    MAR. 30, 2020

    Is it safe to get outdoors right now? In short: yes, as long as it is done responsibly.

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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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