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State Preserves Advisory Board meets May 2

  • 4/23/2019 3:24:00 PM
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The State Preserves Advisory Board of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at noon, May 2, in the fourth floor east conference room in the Wallace State Office Building, 502 East Ninth Street, in Des Moines.

The meeting is open to the public. Any person attending the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or, and advise of specific needs.

Members of the State Preserves Advisory Board are Rebecca Kauten, Tony Caligiuri, Amy Crouch, Michael Sullivan, Perry Thostenson and Barbara Schroeder. The acting director of the DNR is Bruce Trautman.

The following is the May 2 agenda.

  • Approve Agenda
  • Approve minutes of June meeting
  • Introduction of new members
  • Starr’s Cave State Preserve trail update
  • Strasser Woods State Preserve – plans by the Polk County Conservation Board to renovate the existing walking trail as part of a National Trails Day project.
  • Palisades-Downs State Preserve – a temporary access agreement has been prepared for an access lane crossing a remote corner of the preserve until an alternative can be identified.
  • Heendah Hills Preserve – discuss options to renew the nomination for this preserve.
  • Select dates for 2019 meetings

A more detailed agenda is available at