STORIES

cross country skiing
Aug 8, 2018 | 27 min

Ski across some freshly groomed trails, plant some trees in the middle of the Mississippi, and relive a major conservation victory in Central Iowa.

Cross Country or Nordic Skiing
Aug 8, 2018 | 7 min

When winter weather cooperates there is no more adventurous outdoor endeavor than cross country skiing. Thankfully, many Iowa parks are ready and waiting to deliver perfectly groomed trails for cross country skiers.

Mississippi River Pool Restoration
Aug 8, 2018 | 7 min

As powerful as the Mississippi is, we've have learned to tame it with locks and dams. In the 80 years since the dams were constructed, the side effects have been detrimental to the ecosystem of the river. In order to stave off ecological disaster, multiple environmental agencies banded together to restore important parts of the river to its natural habitat.

Engeldinger Marsh
Aug 8, 2018 | 8 min

Environmental Conservation is a never-ending mission to save and restore the wonder of our irreplaceable natural environments. In Maxwell, Engeldinger Marsh is known as one of Iowa's biggest conservation victories and it's all due to development of a four-lane highway.

Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Aug 8, 2018 | 2 min

Take a virtual hike around the Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls.

Iowa Outdoors episode 809
Aug 1, 2018 | 27 min

Traverse newly reclaimed wetlands across the state. Row out into the Mississippi River Pools for a unique fishing opportunity. Record the natural sounds of Iowa’s Great Lakes region.

 

Restoring Iowa Wetlands
Aug 1, 2018 | 7 min

Next to prairie, wetlands were the most prodigious native Iowan environments.

Lock and Dam Fishing
Aug 1, 2018 | 6 min

If you're fishing in Iowa chances are you're fishing on a river, and as far as rivers go, there's none bigger than the Mississippi. But even on 4th largest river in the world, the best fishing spots are actually its man-made pools.

Acoustic Ecology - Alex Braidwood
Aug 1, 2018 | 8 min

Many of the more popular sights of Iowa have an unmistakable landscape. But a full experience is about much more than the sight, there's also the sound. Acoustic Ecology captures and studies these natural soundscapes to share, and at Iowa Lakeside Lab in Okoboji natural sounds are also closely studied.

Cedar Cliff Trail
Aug 1, 2018 | 2 min

Take a virtual hike along the bluffs of the Cedar River in Palisades-Keplar State Park.