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Iowa's  land, water and wildlife.

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Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is working to expand Central Iowa's Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge with a series of land protection projects.

upcoming events
Story Co.
Jan. 28
Environmental Lobby Day
Iowa Statehose, Polk Co.
March 29
Iowa's Water and Land Legacy Lobby Day
Iowa Statehouse, Polk Co.
April 11

Conservation links
Des Moines Register

Iowa Farmer Today

Sioux City Journal
INHF is a member-supported organization. All new memberships ($25/year) will be matched by the Principal Financial Group Foundation. Become a member today:
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Trusting the formula
How will the nearly $180 million generated by the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund be spent in Iowa? INHF examines what that funding looks like on the ground.

CORRECTION: A version of this graphic that ran in Iowa Natural Heritage magazine incorrectly stated that voters approved the formula for the Trust Fund. Legislators set the formula. Voters approved the constitutional amendment to create the Trust Fund. 
Labor of love: Fairfield family donates land along trail for public use
The Neff family's donated wetland is serving up nature to Fairfield's residents. "Families get out of their cars in the parking lot and enter a whole other world," said Sheri Blough Neff. "They step into the wildness of it."
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Start 2017 off right with Iowa's First Day Hikes
Start the new year on the right foot: Iowa State Parks is sponsoring free, guided hikes in 26 state parks and natural areas on New Year's Day . Find a local hike near you, including start time and meeting location.

INHF internship openings
INHF design interns are a vital part of INHF's outreach strategy. Interns work with every department to create display and handout materials, and complete special projects. Design interns gain experience working within an established brand and representing that brand to in-person and digital audiences. Application deadline: Jan. 13, 2017.
INHF statewide land stewardship interns work hard to maintain and restore native Iowa landscapes for 12 weeks each summer. Interns help manage more than 20 different sites throughout the state, camping each week in state/county parks and public natural areas. Application deadline: Jan. 22, 2017.
Blufflands land stewardship interns work hard to maintain and restore native landscapes in extreme Northeast Iowa. Interns will conduct needed land management and restoration on remnant and reconstructed prairies, woodlands, oak savannas and other natural areas owned or protected by INHF. Application deadline: Feb. 3, 2017.
Want to post your Iowa conservation job opening to the INHF website

Contact Communications Specialist Kerri Sorrell at .
2017 INHF nature calendars have arrived!
Not a member? The exclusive all-Iowa nature calendar is one of the benefits of being a member of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Click below to learn more about membership or to sign up and receive your 2017 calendar. 
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About INHF
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit conservation group that works with private landowners and other partners to protect Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Since its founding in 1979, INHF has helped protect more than 150,000 acres of Iowa's natural resources.