IIHR Director Honored for Conservation Efforts


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IIHR Director Larry Weber and his wife Miechelle recently received the Johnson County Heritage Trust Conservation Award for their conservation efforts. The Webers are working toward restoring and conserving a stretch of land that they call “Old Man’s Timber.”

Larry Weber keeps a blog updated with progress and news about his work with the timber, follow this link to find out more.

 

Water Communication and Policy Research


Kajsa Dalrymple, UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kajsa Dalrymple,
UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication

A University of Iowa faculty member is conducting a content analysis of how water quality issues are being covered by the media in Iowa.

The findings indicate water utility issues and recreational water uses are the top stories, with little media coverage on research and ways to preserve our water resources.

Dalrymple hopes her communication research leads to policy discussions in the future, starting a conversation about water issues with legislatures, land management communities, farmers, and the general public.

To read the full profile, click here.