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Communications Consultant | kheggen@inhf.org

rom little acorns, mighty oaks grow. Whether it’s connecting a trail, creating habitat for some of Iowa’s smallest wildlife, or restoring a patch of prairie, some of INHF’s tiniest projects have a huge impact. Here’s a look at some of INHF’s “smallest” accomplishments:

A HANDFUL: The amount of prairie seed collected at prairie seed harvests, which can make all the difference in the diversity of a prairie restoration. Read more about Solitaire Ridge and its role in the distribution of native prairie seed on page 19.

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The average height of the Pasque flower, a popular spring bloom that can be found on several INHF properties — one of many tiny, hidden forms of life our members help protect.

PHOTO: BRUCE MORRISON

LESS THAN ONE DAY: PHOTO: JESSICA RILLING

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The length of time INHF owned two properties —­Neff Wetland in Jefferson county and Kal-Den Farms in Polk County ­— before transferring them to local partners. Land projects can move fast, and public agencies often rely on INHF to hold properties while a funding plan is put in place, which can sometimes take years. But occasionally, INHF can hold land for a short amount of time to benefit both the landowner and the public agency that will eventually own it.

Summer 2017  
Summer 2017  
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