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Iowa Outdoors 701 - Sweet Marsh Paddlers
May 24, 2017 | 30 min

Climb wind turbines in Greene County, paddle the marshes of northeast Iowa and explore the digital mapping of Iowa’s rapidly expanding outdoors trail system.

Woman on top of wind turbine in Greene County, Iowa
May 24, 2017 | 9 min

Wind turbines have become a ubiquitous landmark on the Iowa countryside. But as common as turbines have become, few have an opportunity to climb these towers and see our state from above.

Paddling through Sweet Marsh
May 24, 2017 | 7 min

In the early days of spring, one aquatic outfitter is taking paddlers into an Iowa marsh. This crisp, early spring immersion brings Iowans of all paddling abilities directly into the sights and sounds of bird migration.

 

Bee on a flower
May 24, 2017 | 6 min

The future of Iowa agriculture and ecosystem may hinge on the health of it's pollinators. Meet the people hoping to ensure these vital species continue to thrive.

People biking on an Iowa recreation trail
May 24, 2017 | 3 min

Explore how the Iowa by Trail app can help trail users across Iowa plan their excursions, and learn about the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation's history in helping build Iowa's trail system.

"The Cut" in the Trout Run Trail
May 24, 2017 | 2 min

Take a virtual tour of a popular trail in Northeast Iowa.

Community Tree Inventory
December 15, 2015 | 12:10

Throughout 2015 ten Iowa communities took part in a public tree inventory. Iowa Outdoors followed six communities to record their progress.

Episode 508 of Iowa Outdoors
December 15, 2015 | 28:46

On this episode of Iowa Outdoors...

Iowa Boy Scouts learn how to survival in the dead of winter
December 10, 2015 | 5:22

Every January Boy Scouts gather in Ames, Iowa for Winter Survival Training.

 

Reading of Edgar A Guest's poem "As Fall the Leaves."
December 10, 2015 | 1:47

A reading of poet Edgar A. Guest's "As Fall The Leaves."