STORIES

Black Hawk State Park trail
May 30, 2018 | 2 min

Take a virtual bike ride around the relaxing coast of Black Hawk State Park.

Ewing Park Flow Trail
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

Mountain biking continues gaining popularity, and now riders can enjoy a series of trails that are the first of their kind in central Iowa. They're called flow trails, described as bike-powered rollercoaster made of dirt. We followed along from the very beginning as a crew specializing in this type of construction built the new trails at Ewing Park in southeast Des Moines.

Youth Outdoor Skills Day
May 30, 2018 | 7 min

The opportunities for outdoor recreation are virtually boundless; however, in order to discovering your outdoor passion isn’t always easy. In Jackson County an annual event aims specifically to show youth a handful of activities there are to enjoy out in nature.

Julian Dubuque Monument
May 23, 2018 | https://youtu.be/bwrMEvdqzuY

Take a sweeping view of Dubuque's Julian Dubuque Monument in the Mines of Spain.

Preperation Canyon State Park
May 23, 2018 | https://youtu.be/mnyAQwYDG3o

Take a virtual hike up through the challenging hills of Preparation Canyon State Park.

Iowa Outdoors Episode 804
May 23, 2018 | 27 min

Race through the trails near Elkader in northeast Iowa, follow the efforts of birders to rebuild a lasting conservation legacy and examine the impact of chronic wasting disease on the Iowa deer population.

Motor Motor 5k Run
May 23, 2018 | 8 min

The Turkey River Valley provides a perfect vistas for experiencing the outdoors and learning all it has to offer. But it also a great backdrop for a competitive five kilometer race.

Althea Sherman Tower
May 23, 2018 | 7 min

A group of Iowa birding enthusiasts have spent much of the past decade fighting to preserve a piece of Althea Sherman's conservation legacy. Tucked into a corner of the Cedar River valler in eastern Iowa, this chimney swift tower is bringing back the birds and interest in one of Iowa's premiere ornithalogists. 

Chronic Wasting Disease
May 23, 2018 | 6 min

Deer are among the most abundant wildlife in Iowa, and one of the major game species targeted by hunters. That makes them a valuable part of the Iowa economy, too. But a fatal disease called chronic wasting disease has been found in Iowa's wild deer population and could threaten it. The Iowa DNR is asking the public to help keep the disease from spreading.

Decorah Eaglet Capture
May 16, 2018 | 8 min

Travel to Decorah for an eaglet capture adventure, spend some quality time with the DNR Law Enforcement team and experience a prairie walk in central Iowa.