Iris at Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, Buchanan County

Jessica Rilling


  • A Dream Realized

    SEP. 23, 2020

    A vision focused on creating opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in stewardship work while searching for a permanent position in the conservation or natural resource management field comes to fruition.

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  • August's Devastating Derecho Has a Silver Lining

    SEP. 10, 2020

    Eastern Iowa resident Rich Patterson reflects on the destruction - and out of it, opportunity for growth - at Faulkes Heritage Woods, a 110-acre woodland adjacent to his home in Marion, Iowa.

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  • Labor of Love

    AUG. 28, 2020

    Leo Schlunz has been part of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) one way or another for 30 years. He's a supporter, land donor and model steward. But of his many contributions to INHF, Schlunz is probably best known to the broader INHF community as a frequent and familiar face at INHF volunteer events.

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  • Staying grounded in nature

    AUG. 25, 2020

    “When children play and explore nature, they sink their own metaphorical taproot into the earth.”

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  • The importance of places to explore

    AUG. 24, 2020

    I grew up in Northwest Montana with wilderness just beyond my back door. I could get off the school bus and walk past my house into hundreds of thousands of acres of publicly accessible land in the Kootenai National Forest.

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