Land Stewardship Interns Wrap Up the Summer

Intern CollageUnfortunately, the statewide and blufflands summer land stewardship internship program has come to an end, and all interns have headed home. Filled with accomplishment and learning, the internship program was 11 weeks long, allowing the interns to travel to all the corners of Iowa and work on 25 sites, including private and public properties. Here are some of the tasks and events in which they participated: Continue reading

Office Interns Explore INHF Property

On July 8, Sam, Lexi and myself traveled to an INHF property in Clark County with staff members Ryan Schmidt, Ross Baxter, and Andrea Piekarczyk to learn about one of our properties, take pictures, and gather information for a grant that Sam is writing. This was really exciting for us because we write and hear about different invasive and native species in the office, but visiting the property allowed us to see these things firsthand.

Here are a few photos from our day. Continue reading

Intern Update: Hannah Howard

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Hannah Howard – 2013 Land Stewardship Intern

“Growing up I always had the interest to be a park ranger, be outside, and to lead hikes,” said Hannah Howard. “But, as I became more educated in conservation during my first year at Iowa State, I realized that I wanted to be in more of a management and education type of field. I wanted to make an impact. That is why I chose to be an INHF land stewardship intern.”

Hannah grew up in Muscatine, Iowa, and has lived there her whole life. She gained her interest in preservation and conservation through her family. Between going on camping trips with her parents and working on her grandparents’ farm, she was always out getting her hair tangled and hands in the mud. Continue reading

INHF welcomes new communications intern

Adam headshotEach new season INHF welcomes a new crop of interns, whether they’re in the field or in the office. This week, our new summer communications intern Adam Graves joined us!

Adam hails from Omaha, Neb. and will be a junior at Drake University come fall. He is studying Public Relations with a minor in Marketing and a concentration in Leadership. Adam is a member of Theta Chi fraternity, sings with Fermata The Blue, an a cappella group on campus and has completed over 180 hours of service with Alpha Phi Omega, Drake’s service fraternity. In his free time, Adam enjoys running Iowa’s trails, listening to music and eating cottage cheese. Continue reading

Meet INHF’s new Landscape Architecture intern

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INHF is excited to welcome a new intern to our team! Dylan Schroeder will be working this winter & spring as the newest Landscape Architecture intern. Dylan is working full-time, but will be spending half his time at RDG Planning & Design as a joint intern program with INHF. Learn a little more about Dylan:

“I am in my fourth year at Iowa State University studying Landscape Architecture. This semester I will be working with Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation as a Trail Intern and working half time with RDG Planning & Design.  I have one year left at ISU before graduation and I hope to do something wonderful with my life after that. Continue reading