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Led by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Iowa Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
Iowa’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
At the heart of America’s farmbelt, Iowa’s agricultural reputation is reflected in a landscape of row crops and livestock. But bordered by two mighty rivers and hiding pockets of scenic hills, remnant grand prairies, prairie pothole wetlands and hardwood forests, the state holds an unexpected diversity of wildlife, including coldwater streams teeming with brook trout and one of the largest wintering bald eagle populations south of Alaska.
When dozens of scientists, sportsmen, government agencies and other conservationists came together to develop the Iowa Wildlife Action Plan, they identified conservation issues like habitat fragmentation, invasive species and loss of streamside vegetation which could threaten this incredible wildlife heritage. Fortunately, if we invest in this proactive plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
More than 180 organizations and businesses from across Iowa have come together to spread the word about the Iowa Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.