The future of Iowa’s landscape



The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation works to preserve the state’s landscapes (ti_blan/flickr)


Katelyn Weisbrod | June 29, 2018

One of the nation’s leading land trusts is working to protect and beautify Iowa’s precious land.

The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation collaborates with landowners around the state to “protect and restore Iowa’s land, water, and wildlife,” according to its motto. By partnering with both private and public entities, the INHF holds the future of Iowa’s landscape in its hands.

Professor Neil Hamilton of the Drake University Agricultural Law Center decided to donate a piece of natural prairie that has been in his family since the 1870s to Adams County under the INHF.

“The folks here could use a restored prairie and a wildlife refuge more than they could use another cornfield,” Hamilton said in a video from the property.

Tune in to this week’s episode of Our Water, Our Land to learn more about the INHF.

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