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Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
Natural Resource Plates
Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites, shelters and lodges.
Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle.
Natural Resource Plates
Iowa DNR Customer Service
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access to recreational privileges in Iowa, including hunting, fishing, and specialty licenses; off-highway vehicle registration renewals and DNR User Permits.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Fishing Atlas is an interactive map showing contour maps, fish structure locations, topography and more! Now is the time to plan your next fishing trip.
Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Take a moment and browse our interactive map and
plan a visit to an Iowa State Park or recreation area.
Find a State Park
If you've caught your first fish or a BIG fish in Iowa, check out the
Master Angler and First Fish programs!
First Fish & Master Angler
Special Events are events hosted by clubs, organizations, or other groups on state-managed lands or waters. Browse upcoming events or download an application.
Special Events Portal
Animal Feeding Operations, AFO Database
Tracks information related to animal feeding operations, including construction permits, management plans and other data on confinements and open feedlots.
General information: Animal Feeding Operations, Overview
Electronic Manure Management Plan, eMMP Application
Allows an owner to submit annual manure management plan updates and make payment.
General information: https://www.iowadnr.gov/emmp
Hazardous Substance Incident Reporting, HSI Database
Allows the public to view reported spill data in their communities; the DNR to track incidents, and responsible parties to submit requested and required information.
General information: Hazardous Incident, Overview
One Stop, Facility Explorer
Data warehouse that links other environmental databases by facility site.
General information: Facility Explorer Help
Tier II Manager
Allows a facility to submit a chemical inventory form (TIER II) for hazardous chemicals stored or used in the work place above certain quantities.
General information: Section 311-312 Hazardous Chemical Storage Reporting (Tier II)
State Permitting & Air Reporting System (SPARS)
Online submittal of air quality construction & operating permit (Title V) applications, tracks construction permit project status, provides summary reports, and links to PDFs of issued construction permits.
General information: eAirServices Overview, Construction Permit Search, SPARS Data Download
State & Local Emissions Inventory System (SLEIS)
Online submittal of air quality emission inventory reports.
General information: eAirServices Overview
Contaminated Sites Database
A listing of properties where potential or actual releases of regulated substances or hazardous wastes have been reported.
General information: Contaminated Sites, Overview
Solid Waste Database
The solid waste application tracks permit amendments, renewals and report submittals for solid waste facilities. The application also contains basic facility information such as permit numbers, facility contacts, project locations and permit expiration dates. All incoming and outgoing documents are converted to an electronic format and are available for public viewing using the Electronic Document Retrieval report.
General information: Solid Waste, Overview
Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP)
The Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP) is a financial assistance program helping to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and landfilled in Iowa. SWAP provides financial support for best practices, education and market development projects that focus on waste reduction and landfill diversion.
General information: Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP), Overview
Iowa Waste Exchange, IWE
This no-cost, non-regulatory, confidential service matches institutions that produce byproducts/waste with other groups interested in using or recycling those materials. The online site allows for searching and adding materials that organizations agree to make public. (Organization name is always held in confidence.)
General information: Waste Planning and Recycling
Underground Storage Tanks, UST/LUST Database System
Tracks UST site location, site owners, tanks, Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA), site classification and remediation; and the current status of UST & Leaking UST sites.
Wastewater Permit Information Exchange (WWPIE)
Provides public access to draft and final individual NPDES and operation permits for wastewater discharges.
General information: Wastewater Permit Information Exchange, Overview
Storm Water Permitting
Offers online application for storm water permit authorizations and tracks wastewater permits for NPDES general permits #1-3.
Tracks wastewater construction permits issued by counties for new septic systems. An electronic application processing system for commercial septic tank cleaners is in development.
Mining and Processing Facilities, GP5
Tracks wastewater permits for NPDES general permit #5.
General information: NPDES general permit # 5 for Mining and Processing Facilities
Operator Certification, OpCert
Tracks certification of operators for public water supply treatment/distribution and wastewater treatment and lagoons.
W/WISARD (Water/ Wastewater Information System & Records Database)
Iowa DNR issues project approvals and permits for construction of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. IOWA SRF provides low-interest loans for drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure improvements and non-point source water quality projects.
Biological Assessments, BioNet
BioNet is the portal for sampling data and summary information collected using the protocols of the Stream Biological Monitoring and Assessment Program.
Water Monitoring, AQuIA
Ambient water quality monitoring of physical, chemical, biological and habitat data on Iowa’s rivers, lakes, groundwater and wetlands.
Use Assessment & Attainability Analysis
Tracks the proposed designated uses for streams and rivers in Iowa that have had a Use Assessment/Use Attainability Analysis (UAA) completed.
Water Quality Assessments, ADBNet
Tracks water body assessment decisions reported for the Clean Water Act 305(b)/303(d) Integrated Report.
General information: Iowa's Ambient Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Program
Fish Kills Database
Stores data for all fish kills in the state from 1995 to the present.
General information: Fish Kill Monitoring and Reporting
Water Use Program, WUse
Tracks and manages water allocation, water storage, agricultural drainage wells, and aquifer storage and recovery permits.
General information: Water Supply Engineering
Private Wells Tracking System, PWTS
Iowa DNR's tracking site for private wells in Iowa. Construction permitting, water testing, well renovation and well plugging.
General information: Well Logs and Well Reporting, Overview
Source Water Protection Tracker
A spatial dataset that tracks all Iowa public drinking water system information. Includes ownership, reports, location, history, well(s), water source(s) and contaminant information.
All docks, hoists, buoys, and rafts placed in or over any water open to the public in the state of Iowa must now have a permit.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses, ELSI
Purchase your Iowa hunting and fishing license online or check your account details.
Weekly Fishing Report information disseminated to the public, made available in a searchable database format.
Special Events Application System
Browse listings of special events, or perform detailed searches for events that are of a type, location, or time that are particularly interesting. Events can be hosted by clubs, organizations, or other groups in state parks, on state-managed lands or on public waters. These special events include more than 700 fishing tournaments; up to 500 ATV, snowmobile, and boating activities; dog field trials; Scouting events and more.
Natural Areas Inventory, NAI
Tracks the status and distribution of threatened and endangered species of plants and animals in Iowa. Public access is at the county level. Note: The “login” option is for professionals only and is not needed to view database information.
General information: Natural Areas Inventory
Iowa Fish Survey Data
Fish survey data listed by length, weight, length histogram, macrophyte and fish are growth.
Iowa Lake Mini-Reports
Customized mini-reporting system based on various lake databases.
Natural Resources Geographic Information System, NRGIS Library
Database of all the GIS layer data sets.