Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Hunt Gift

Posted on March 13, 2014 in Blog


Hunt Family, LC donated a 74-acre conservation easement in Dickinson County to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The high-quality remnant prairie found on the property is home to several conservative plant species, including small white lady’s slipper, western prairie fringed orchid, and small fringed gentian. The property was homesteaded by the Bergman and Becker families in the 1860s, and it is a result of their love for the land that this prairie was preserved. The property is adjacent to Kettleson-Hogsback WMA complex.

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.