REAP Alliance

The public participation elements described in the other pages are specified in the REAP law. Another form of public participation exists for REAP and it is not a part of state or local government, nor does it use REAP funding to operate. It is called the REAP Alliance.

The REAP Alliance is a coalition of the following 38 private, non-profit organizations:

  • American Fisheries Society, Iowa Chapter
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Iowa Chapter
  • Association for Integrated Roadside Management in Iowa
  • Conservation Districts of Iowa
  • Hawkeye Fly Fishing Association
  • Iowa Arborist Association
  • Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards
  • Iowa Association of Naturalists
  • Iowa Audubon
  • Iowa Conservation Education Council
  • Iowa Cultural Coalition
  • Iowa Ducks Unlimited
  • Iowa Environmental Council
  • Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance
  • Iowa Native Plant Society
  • Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
  • Iowa Parks and Recreation Association
  • Iowa Parks Foundation
  • Iowa Prairie Network
  • Iowa Rivers Revival
  • Iowa Society of American Foresters
  • Iowa Sportsmen's Federation
  • Iowa Trails Council
  • Iowa Trappers Association
  • Iowa Wildlife Federation
  • Izaak Walton League of America, Iowa Division
  • National Wild Turkey Federation, Iowa Chapter
  • Pheasants Forever, Inc.
  • Raccoon River Watershed Association
  • Safari Club International, Iowa Chapter
  • Sierra Club, Iowa Chapter
  • Sioux county Sportsmen's Club
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Squaw Creek Watershed Coalition
  • The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Chapter
  • Trees Forever
  • Whiterock Conservancy
  • Wildlife Society, Iowa Chapter

This is a very impressive list of organizations, both in length and quality. These groups collectively have thousands and thousands of members throughout Iowa.

The Alliance was instrumental in designing REAP and working with state legislators on the REAP law. It continues to work with state legislators, the Governor's office, and state agency officials as the program is being implemented. Since REAP's inception, the Alliance has remained focused only on REAP. It feels that undivided attention is needed to help assure that REAP remains among the top priorities for state funding appropriations.