STORIES

Dancehall Cave Trail
Jul 18, 2017 | 2 min

Take a virtual hike through one of Iowa’s most dazzling spectacles; Dance Hall Cave in Maquoketa State Park.

Rochester Prairie Cemetery
Jul 12, 2017 | 3 min

Iowa’s prairie environments are relatively rare considering our state’s agricultural practices, but one eastern Iowa cemetery has combined solemn remembrance with ecological history.

 

Photographer Bryan Conley
Jul 12, 2017 | 7 min

Musician-turned- photographer Bryan Conley fell in love with photographing the Iowa landscape. His affection has led to photography journeys beyond Iowa’s borders and a substantial Instagram audience.

 

Fort Dodge Regional Trail
Jul 12, 2017 | 2 min

A virtual bike ride through the Fort Dodge Regional Trail system.

Four-mile creek clean up
Jul 12, 2017 | 5 min

Join the Iowa Rivers Revival and the Iowa Environmental Council's Service Squad as they do their part to cleanup Iowa's waterways through the Adopt A Stream program.

Goats on the go
Jul 12, 2017 | 9 min

Discover how this Iowa company uses goats for targeted grazing in an environmentally friendly way. The goats help clear areas of dense brush or noxious weeds on public and private land without needing to use poisonous herbicides, special equipment or a lot of manpower.

Iowa Outdoors episode 707
Jul 12, 2017 | 29 min

Catch a rare glimpse of the Iowa prairie as the first settlers may have seen it, discover how goats are cleaning up the environment and meet an Instragram icon in Iowan Bryan Conley.

Iowa Outdoors episode 706
Jul 5, 2017 | 27 min

Get outside and enjoy Iowa’s public resources during a new event mixing craft beer and fishing, follow the aquatic comeback of the lake that honors an Iowa conservation icon and join photographers on a summertime prairie adventure.

Ding darling statue at Lake Darling
Jul 5, 2017 | 9 min

Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist Ding Darling was well known as an ardent conservationist. His legacy lives on in the efforts to restore an Iowa body of water known as Lake Darling.

 

Driftless Area Flyathlon
Jul 5, 2017 | 7 min

Running, fishing, and craft beer; three things that seem completely disconnected make for a unique Northeast Iowa triathlon dubbed the Driftless Area Flyathlon.