Anita O'Gara

Blog posts by this Author:

  • Thinking it Through

    When Rich Zeis arranged a bequest of 110 acres in eastern Iowa to Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, he felt like he'd done his job. Fifteen years later, he decided "why wait?"

  • Inspired by Ancient Oaks

    Cal and Frankie Parrott's love of Iowa's outdoors and commitment lifelong learning comes full circle while restoring 250 acres in Pottawattamie County.

  • Keep it Wild

    The DeCook family has restored thousands of acres in southern Iowa with three goals in mind: make a living, restore the land and keep it wild.

  • Giving Land to INHF

    INHF often hears, “What would you do with my land if I gave it to you?” The options are varied, and we approach each land project differently. Read about some of the ways INHF does land protection with individual landowners.

  • Family farm lives on through INHF

    Bobbie Lanz chose to bequeath this 192-acre farm to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Bobbie never spoke with INHF staff about her intentions, and her will mentioned no restrictions or expectations. With surprise and humble gratitude, the INHF staff and board set out to determine how best to live up to this woman's trust and determine the land's future.

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