Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

About Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) is a statewide nonprofit conservation organization that works with private landowners and public agencies to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. Since our founding in 1979, our members and staff have protected more than 190,000 acres of Iowa’s natural resources.

INHF focuses on four priority areas:

Protection: Partnering with landowners and conservation organizations to permanently protect important and threatened lands across Iowa to benefit water, wildlife and people.
Stewardship: Ensuring the long-term health of protected land.
Connection: Strengthen the relationship between wild places and people who will experience, value and advocate for them.
Advocacy: Giving a voice to Iowa’s natural resources through funding initiatives, important partnerships and political championship.
INHF was the first land trust in Iowa to receive national accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance.


Land Stewardship Intern

May 2020 - August 2020 Des Moines, IA
“Extremely rewarding. I learned more than I ever expected.”

Buck master intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Decorah, IA
“Being outside all day and working together towards a goal. ”
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