Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Buchheit Gift
David and Rosann Buchheit of Dyersville donated a 200-acre conservation easement in Dubuque County along the North Fork Maquoketa River to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The property has a diverse mix of habitat, including native woodland, tree plantings, prairie plantings, food plots, a pond and river. The conservation easement will ensure permanent native cover on nearly the entire property, which will benefit the river’s water quality.
Gift to Iowa's Future
In 2008, Iowa legislators designated the first Monday in April as Gift to Iowa’s Future Day to celebrate and honor individuals, corporations and organizations that have helped permanently protect land for parks, trails, natural areas, fish and wildlife habitats in Iowa.
A number of this year’s honorees worked with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation to help them find the right options to protect their land for conservation purposes.