2015 Intern Recap: Statewide Land Stewardship

By Kerri on August 19, 2015 in Blog


What a great summer!

INHF Statewide Land Stewardship interns wrapped up their 11 week internship on August 6th. The crew of 9 interns worked on 22 different sites covering 18 counties across Iowa. These properties included private, public and county-owned land, working with a variety of conservation groups, landowners and prairie enthusiasts.

The summer consisted of 44 working days, that also included educational opportunities like the Loess Hills Prairie Seminar and Iowa Prairie Conference at UNI. Interns had many highlights from the summer, but they all included the amount of wildlife seen, including timber rattlesnakes, smooth green snakes and a Luna moth.

”This year's interns were a hard working bunch and they brought a lot of passion and curiosity for Iowa's landscape,” said Melanie Louis, INHF land stewardship assistant. “The summer played a huge role in many of their career paths. We’re excited to see where they go next.”

Thank you, interns, for your hard work for Iowa’s land, water and wildlife!

Learn more about INHF’s land stewardship internship.