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Iowa's Wildlife Diversity Program

What is Wildlife Diversity?

Many folks may associate the Iowa DNR almost exclusively with hunting and fishing but the DNR is responsible for all of Iowa’s wildlife; thousands of species that create the unique place that is Iowa! and while a handful of those wildlife are managed using hunting, fishing and trapping, what about the thousands of other species that can not be managed this way? Everything from songbirds, to butterflies, to minnows and turtles?

That’s where the wildlife diversity program comes in and it’s also how we got our name! Our mission is to support and promote the importance of all of the hundreds of diverse “non-game” wildlife species. In short, we work for all wildlife with a goal to maintain a diversity of species in Iowa.

Our Mission

The wildlife diversity program are stewards and advocates for native wildlife diversity in Iowa. We work to implement Iowa's Wildlife Action Plan, which is a roadmap for wildlife conservation into the future.

What We Do

For a relatively small staff we work with many different wildlife and all over the state! here is a highlight of some of our more significant programs.

How Can You Support?

There are many ways you can support the wildlife diversity program and wildlife conservation in Iowa!

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