Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Cotten Gift

Posted on March 13, 2014 in Blog


Dean and Donna Cotten of Earlham helped expand the Kuehn Conservation Area with their bargain sale of 12 acres in Dallas County to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The addition will provide more space for Dallas CCB’s main educational hub, which includes prairie, riparian and upland forests, a nature center, geological formations, and archaeological sites. Dallas CCB will manage the site.

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.