Iowa DNR's Twitter Iowa DNR's Flicker Iowa DNR's YouTube Iowa DNR's Pinterest Iowa DNR's Facebook | Iowa Outdoors Magazine | News | Contact Us

Site Search  search button

Iowa Outdoors News

Iowa Outdoors News Packet

Conservation news about fish, wildlife, parks and forestry and other related topics including the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) agenda and minutes. Iowa Outdoors news is published every Tuesday and will posted on our website as both news releases as well as below for archival purposes.
  • If you would like to receive Iowa Outdoors news by e-mail each Tuesday,
    please send a blank e-mail to

  • For current information on fishing conditions for your lake or area, check out our current Iowa Fishing Report found within our online fishing information.

These are the most recent stories published within the Iowa Outdoors news packet:

State Preserves Advisory Board Meetings January 28
Posted: 01/21/2014
DES MOINES – The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 10 a.m., Jan. 28, in the fifth floor west conference room, Wallace State Office Building, in Des Moines.

The meeting is open to the public.

Members of the State Preserves Advisory Board are Lynn Alex, Inger Lamb, Wayne Phipps, Thomas Putnam, Kirk Larsen and Leesa McNeil. The Deputy Director of the DNR is Bruce Trautman.
The following is the January 28 agenda.
  • Approve Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Williams Prairie State Preserve – Transfer Ownership to Johnson County Conservation Board
  • Rock Island State Preserve Seed Harvest
  • Gitchie Manitou State Preserve – Staging Area for Project AWARE 2014
  • Spirit Knoll – Dedication Ceremony Set of October 11
  • Request for Proposals – Draft RFP for Research and Inventory
  • General Discussion
  • Meeting Schedule for 2014

A more detailed agenda is available on the Iowa DNR’s website: