Landowner Stories

  • Iowa's past holds lessons'

    MAR. 28, 2024

    Having grown up in a family with an appreciation for nature and outdoor activities, Cathy Irvine has spent her life connected to the land. She took extra steps to ensure nature was part of her students' understanding of the world throughout her career in special education and continues this work with her land donation of her families farm, creating Irvine Prairie.

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  • For the Greater Good

    SEP. 1, 2023

    A community comes together to protect land for wildlife and add outdoor recreation opportunities for all.

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  • Heritage in the Hills

    JAN. 10, 2023

    A piece of remnant prairie near Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff, on the northern end of the Loess Hills, is protected forever thanks to the generous donation of Scott and Sandra Wendel.

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  • Looking Back, Looking Forward

    DEC. 22, 2022

    Landowners Raleigh and Joey Buckmaster place a conservation easement on their carefully restored and preserved property on the Mississippi River in Allamakee County, protecting some of Iowa's rarest natural and archaeological treasures.

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  • Under Wild Skies

    SEP. 1, 2022

    Ann Werner's vision and dedication to healing the land on her family's farm in eastern Iowa leads to a donation to INHF.

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