A New Resource for Landowners

Posted on November 16, 2017 in Blog Posts

Iowa Landowner Options Book Cover

Determining the future of your land can be overwhelming. After all, there’s a lot to think about, and many landowners don’t know where to begin. We’re here to help.

This fall, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) released the 7th edition of Iowa Landowner Options — a free booklet created to help Iowa landowners explore methods for permanently protecting their land.

The latest edition is full of easy-to-use tools designed to help landowners discover and learn more about land protection options, tax benefits and available resources. The booklet also features the stories of Iowans who have worked with INHF to permanently protect their land for nature, agriculture, recreation and wildlife. 

“My family and I thought a long time about our property,” said Cindy Burke of Linn County. “We wanted to protect it, but didn’t know how to begin. Then I found this booklet and INHF to help us. Once we endeavored seriously to get down this path, it was easy. All we had to do was take the first step.”

Request a free copy of Iowa Landowner Options. For free, personalized and confidential information about protecting private lands, contact Anita O'Gara at aogara@inhf.org or 515-288-1846, ext. 18. No sales pitch. No obligation. Just the information and introductions needed to get started.

About Iowa Landowner Options and INHF

Iowa Landowner Options is published by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit, member-supported conservation group that protects and restores Iowa’s land, water and wildlife.

INHF printed the first edition of Iowa Landowner Options in 1982 and has provided free consultation and educational materials about Iowa land protection since 1979. INHF has helped Iowa landowners protect over 160,000 acres of Iowa’s special places. Some of these sites are now operated as public natural areas while others remain in private ownership or in INHF’s care.

Major funding for Iowa Landowner Options and IowaLandOptions.org was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP)REAP provides funding to public and private partners statewide for natural and cultural resource projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.