Iowa Department of Natural Resources -The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is the government agency that leads Iowans in caring for their natural resources. It is responsible for maintaining state parks and forests, protecting the environment, and managing energy, fish, wildlife, and land and water resources in Iowa.
Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund -This annual, competitive grant program provides funding for integrated roadside vegetation management (IRVM) activities, including the preservation, establishment, and maintenance of native vegetation along Iowa's roadsides.
The Land Institute (Salina, KS) -Our purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Ames, IA) -The Leopold Center is a research and education center with statewide programs to develop sustainable agricultural practices that are both profitable and conserve natural resources.
Living History Farms (Des Moines, IA) -Depicts 250 years of Iowa agricultural history through a recreated Iowa Indian farm, an 1850 pioneer farmstead, an 1875 Iowa town, and a 1900 farm. Exhibits describe the tremendous changes in farming in the 20th century. Visitors have opportunities for hands-on learning.
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Prairie City, IA) -The Refuge was created by an act of Congress in 1990 to re-create 8000 acres of tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, the native plant and animal communities existing in central Iowa prior to Euro-American settlement in the 1840's.