Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2014: Savage Gift
Rahn and Dorian Savage of Lynnville assisted in protecting 93 acres of floodplain and riparian woodland in Mahaska County through a bargain sale to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The North Skunk River runs through the middle of the property, and wetland reconstruction will be done on the property, providing habitat for migrating waterfowl. INHF will eventually transfer the property to Mahaska CCB, who will then continue wildlife management on the property.
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.