Gift to Iowa's Future Day 2015: Kurtz Gift

Posted on March 25, 2015 in Blog


Carl and Linda Kurtz ensured the protection of 80 acres of prairie in Marshall County through a bargain sale to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The diversity in the landscape on the property provides a valuable habitat oasis for a variety of native prairie plants and the wildlife that utilize this type of habitat. INHF will maintain the property and use seeds from this site to restore prairie on other land protection projects.

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.