Celebrate the Fourth of July with the beauty of flowers—Iowa’s natural “fireworks.” From all of us here at INHF, have a happy Independence Day! Continue reading
Help INHF congratulate Joe Jayjack, our new Director of Communications. Jayjack served as interim director beginning June 1 and will now take over the position permanently. Jayjack will oversee all INHF communications and outreach.
Joe hails from Council Bluffs in the Loess Hills of western Iowa and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in journalism. He has worked for the Des Moines Register as a designer and on the art staff at Cuisine at Home magazine at August Home Publishing.
When Joe joined the INHF team in December as a communications specialist, he knew the position was a great fit: “I have been following INHF for a long time,” he said. “I have always been interested in conservation and have enjoyed the work that INHF has done. With my interest in storytelling and conservation, I thought this would be the perfect job to combine the two and help share the story of the work that INHF does across the state.”
Joe can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 515-288-1846, ext. 19.
Six Iowa State University Natural Resource and Ecology Management (NREM) graduate students used their skills to help open up and restore a remnant prairie on a March day this spring on a Boone County woodland just 20 minutes from campus. This is the fifth time ISU’s NREM students have worked on the site.
“What is interesting about this student group,” INHF Volunteer Coordinator Mary Runkel said, “is that even with students flowing through the program and graduating each year, the passion and knowledge never seems to leave because the leadership is handed down and new energy emerges.” Continue reading
Along the Big Sioux River in the northwest corner of Iowa lays Blood Run. Splitting its 3,000 acres between Iowa and South Dakota, this land was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. INHF later helped acquire portions of the site in the early 1980s. Continue reading
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