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Winter land application limits start soon

Winter land application limits start soon

  • 12/6/2022 10:28:00 PM
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Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. But here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Delay application to Save Nutrients and $$$

Delay application to Save Nutrients and $$$

  • 11/4/2022 4:26:00 PM
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A dry fall and early harvest takes some of the pressure off emptying manure storage structures before winter. It’s tempting to go, go, go.
Certify before you Land Apply

Certify before you Land Apply

  • 11/4/2022 4:23:00 PM
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Now’s the time. Please check to see if your applicator certification is up-to-date. If you haven’t taken your annual training for manure applicator certification, get it done before you start land applying.
Learn to Hunt program opens registration for women’s upland bird hunting workshop and mentored hunt

Learn to Hunt program opens registration for women’s upland bird hunting workshop and mentored hunt

  • 10/11/2022 12:04:00 PM
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DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a comprehensive program to teach skills needed to hunt upland game. This program is geared towards women 18 years of age and older who have had little to no upland bird hunting experience. The workshop is also an excellent opportunity for women looking to return to the field and build a network of female upland hunters.
Study tracks reclusive, threatened turtle species to better understand habitat needs

Study tracks reclusive, threatened turtle species to better understand habitat needs

  • 8/30/2022 1:19:00 PM
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The flat-bottomed boat noisily snaked through the narrow path through the towering cattails, its mud motor pushing it to a specific place in the marsh. On board, is a small but important passenger – a nearly year-old Blanding’s turtle outfitted with a battery powered tracking device about the size of a dime with a small antenna.
Little Swan Lake restoration is a true success story

Little Swan Lake restoration is a true success story

  • 8/2/2022 12:05:00 PM
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The Little Swan Lake/Christopherson Slough wetland complex is a mix of remnant and restored prairie, a high-quality shallow lake, a large marsh, restored wetlands, oak savanna and oak timber covering more than 2,100 acres just north of the town of Superior in eastern Dickinson County.
Grasslands, wetlands showcased at Lower Morse Wildlife Area

Grasslands, wetlands showcased at Lower Morse Wildlife Area

  • 7/19/2022 12:22:00 PM
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Walking south past the sunflower field to the crest of the gently rolling hill provides visitors of a view with a diverse 1,850-acre wetland and rolling prairie complex in northern Wright County. As far as the eye can see, its rolling hills, prairie and small wetlands that make up the popular Lower Morse Wildlife Area.
Iowa DNR sending firefighters to Alaska, Texas and Colorado

Iowa DNR sending firefighters to Alaska, Texas and Colorado

  • 7/12/2022 1:48:00 PM
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AMES – As wildfires continue to rage in parts of the west, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire Program has started to dispatch wildland firefighters to Alaska, Texas and Colorado.
Iowa DNR Fire Program gearing up for national wildfires

Iowa DNR Fire Program gearing up for national wildfires

  • 5/24/2022 3:47:00 PM
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AMES – As wildfires start to rage in parts of the west, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fire Program has been busy getting firefighters from Iowa ready to be dispatched to wildfires across the country. 
Land donors honored during reception in Des Moines

Land donors honored during reception in Des Moines

  • 3/8/2022 1:28:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa – More than 3,890 acres of Iowa land in 22 counties with an estimated value of more than $11.6 million was permanently protected through donations for conservation.
Saylorville Lake to host bald eagle watch Feb. 27

Saylorville Lake to host bald eagle watch Feb. 27

  • 2/22/2022 11:38:00 AM
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JOHNSTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Dallas County Conservation Board and the Des Moines Audubon Society, is hosting a free bald eagle watch Feb. 27, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Cottonwood and Bob Shetler Recreation Areas, at Saylorville Lake. 
Certify before you Land Apply

Certify before you Land Apply

  • 10/11/2021 2:05:00 PM
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Now’s the time. Please check to see if your applicator certification is up-to-date. If you haven’t taken your annual training for manure applicator certification, get it done before you start land applying.
The first of Iowa’s three duck hunting zones opens Oct. 2

The first of Iowa’s three duck hunting zones opens Oct. 2

  • 9/28/2021 1:35:00 PM
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Wetland conditions have improved ahead of the Oct. 2 opening day of Iowa’s duck season in the north zone. The most recent migration report shows an increase in the number of ducks that pushed in to Iowa, thanks to a classic September weather change.
Drought impacting Iowa’s shallow lakes and wetlands

Drought impacting Iowa’s shallow lakes and wetlands

  • 8/25/2021 8:21:00 AM
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Parkersburg, Iowa - With much of Iowa currently under drought conditions, many shallow lakes and wetlands will either be dry or nearly dry, making scouting an important part of hunter’s preparation ahead of the 2021 waterfowl season.
Hayden Prairie State Preserve is a true Iowa gem

Hayden Prairie State Preserve is a true Iowa gem

  • 6/8/2021 1:16:00 PM
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Four miles west of Lime Springs off Jade Avenue and 50th Street, is Hayden Prairie State Preserve, home to more than 200 plant species, 20 types of butterflies and 46 different bird species. This 240-acre National Natural Landmark, five miles south of the Minnesota state line, is a rock star in the prairie community.
Winter land application reminders and limitations

Winter land application reminders and limitations

  • 1/27/2021 4:06:00 PM
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The drought and warm fall weather helped many producers get crops out early—allowing manure application earlier than during the last couple of years. Here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Virtual clinic aims to improve hunter skills

Virtual clinic aims to improve hunter skills

  • 11/3/2020 12:29:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a free virtual wing shooting clinic designed to help hunters age 16 and older become more effective waterfowl and upland bird hunters.
Portions of Wilson Island reopens to visitors, campground area remains closed

Portions of Wilson Island reopens to visitors, campground area remains closed

  • 10/20/2020 1:03:00 PM
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A portion of Wilson Island State Recreation Area was reopened to the public on Thursday, for hunting, hiking and for boaters to access the Missouri River and Backwater Chute, 19 months after floodwaters first inundated the public area, and then stayed for nine months.  
Six community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

Six community trout stocking locations ready for anglers to catch trout

  • 10/6/2020 1:35:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at six of the 18 community trout stocking locations across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. 
DNR awards 35 Food Storage Capacity Grants to help food pantries

DNR awards 35 Food Storage Capacity Grants to help food pantries

  • 8/27/2020 11:29:00 AM
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DES MOINES — The DNR has awarded $204,034 to 35 recipients in Food Storage Capacity grants, which helps organizations expand storage and cold storage of donated food items for distribution to food insecure Iowans. 
Iowa’s teal hunting season begins Sept. 1

Iowa’s teal hunting season begins Sept. 1

  • 8/25/2020 1:37:00 PM
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Iowa’s 16-day statewide teal-only hunting season begins September 1 and all indicators are pointing towards hunters having a good year in Iowa.
Wilson Island to remain closed through 2020

Wilson Island to remain closed through 2020

  • 7/28/2020 12:39:00 PM
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MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa - Wilson Island State Recreation area will remain closed through 2020 while the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to outline the cleanup and repair plan for the popular public area, north of Council Bluffs. 
Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Report Shows Record Conservation Engagement by Iowans

  • 7/2/2020 3:40:00 PM
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DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2020) – The 2018-2019 Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (INRS) annual report was released today by Iowa State University, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The findings reveal increased farmer, landowner and community engagement, use of conservation practices, and funding invested in soil health and water quality projects.
Meet Phyllis Kimball, a Monarch Champion

Meet Phyllis Kimball, a Monarch Champion

  • 6/22/2020 2:33:00 PM
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Phyllis Kimball, of Creston, enrolled 160 acres in CRP pollinator mix in Ringgold County. Kimball had been away from the farm for more than two decades but returned to manage the day to day operations after an agreement with a local farmer was voided. What she found upon returning was failing terraces and trees that had taken over the valley. She stopped on the gravel road and cried at seeing what had happened to her land.
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