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About the Book

This online version of Iowa Landowner Options and its related print booklet are designed to help Iowa landowners explore methods for permanently protecting their land’s special natural features. This website is based on the 7th edition of Iowa Landowner Options, published in 2017.

All materials in the print and online version are copyrighted by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. For permission to reprint or share any text or images, contact INHF’s Communications Director, Joe Jayjack by email or at 515-288-1846, ext. 19.

About the publisher

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. Learn more about INHF.

INHF printed the first edition of Iowa Landowner Options in 1982 and has provided free consultation and educational materials about Iowa land protection for nearly 40 years. INHF has helped Iowa’s landowners protect over 150,000 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.

For personalized, confidential information about protecting your land’s natural resources, feel free to contact our friendly staff by email or at 515-288-1846.


Major funding for this website and the Iowa Landowner Options booklet was provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). Resource Enhancement and Protection Program (REAP): Invest in Iowa, our outdoors, our heritage, our people. REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.

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