Turin Prairie, Monona Co.
Iowa is home to diverse landscapes. Wetlands, prairies, rivers, lakes, woodlands and more paint the state's backdrop and are home to Iowa's wildlife, people and beauty. INHF has permanently protected more than 190,000 acres of Iowa's land. Learn more about INHF's history of land protection and how you can save great places.
Trails allow Iowans and visitors to connect to the natural areas around them. And over three decades, INHF has helped create over 60 percent of Iowa's rail-trail network. Learn more about INHF's trails program.
Our land stewardship team actively restores native landscapes that are entrusted to INHF or moving toward public ownership. Along with young conservationists and volunteers, INHF works to rebuild healthy habitat and diverse lands for Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Learn more about the work our stewardship team does.
Conservation wouldn't be possible without funding and state support provided by our government agencies and legislature. INHF actively works with legislators, both state and federal, to encourage funding and incentives for conservation. Learn more about INHF's policy work.
At any given time, INHF is working on 40 different protection, restoration and trail projects. Learn more about what we’re working on:
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Photo: Sylvan Runkel State Preserve by Nathan Houck