Green Hill Ranch Dedication
Less than a five-minute drive from Council Bluffs, Green Hill Ranch is a sight for nature-sore eyes. INHF and The Nature Conservancy in Iowa purchased the 506-acre oak savanna and remnant prairie property together in June of 2017. After a robust fundraising campaign that garnered support from individuals across Iowa and beyond, the property transferred to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in early 2020. One year later, the property has become a sought-after haven for hikers, hunters and birdwatchers.
A delayed dedication honoring those that helped complete the project was held on June 29, 2021. As the natural area undergoes ongoing restoration, it will continue to offer a unique opportunity for people to experience a classic example of Loess Hills topography.
“Having a nature area closer to a larger population will provide endless opportunities to get the community outdoors,” said Heather Jobst, INHF’s senior land conservation director.
The DNR has more information on the restoration here.