Online Resources

Ada Hayden Photo Collection

A Guide to Iowa’s Native Thistles

Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria

Flora of North America

Grasses of Iowa

Illinois Wildflowers

INPS Algific Talus Slopes Webinar

INPS Fen Webinar

Iowa Prairie Plants

Iowa State University Ada Hayden Herbarium 

Iowa Tree Identification

LSU Herbarium Interactive Identification Keys

  • Asters, goldenrods, grasses, rushes and more!

Minnesota Wildflowers

The Biota of North America Program

The Vascular Plants of Iowa

USDA Plants Database

Where to See Native Plants in Iowa

A List of Prairie Cemeteries created by Glenn Pollock

Conrad Environmental Research Area 

Iowa’s County Parks

Find a US Fish & Wildlife Service Refuge Near You

Henry A Wallace Country Life Center

Iowa DNR State Parks, State Forests, & State Preserves

Ledges State Park Lichen Interpretive Trail

The Brenton Arboretum

The Nature Conservancy – locations in Iowa

Whiterock Conservancy


The Prairie Ecologist

The Roused Bear

A Prairie Haven 

Conservation Organizations and Agencies

Audubon – Iowa Chapters

Bur Oak Land Trust

Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa

Iowa Environmental Council

Iowa Living Roadway Trust Fund

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

  • Conservation Easements for Private Land Stewards
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Iowa Prairie Network

Loess Hills Alliance

NRCS – Conservation Opportunities on Private Land in Iowa

  • Technical and Financial Assistance

Ornithologists’ Union – Iowa

Sierra Club – Iowa Chapter

Tallgrass Prairie Center

  • Iowa Ecotype Project
  • Iowa Roadside Vegetative Management (IRVM) Program
  • Native Seed Calculator
  • Current list of native seed vendors land management contractors

The Nature Conservancy – Iowa

Trees Forever

Wild Ones 

  • Sioux City
  • Davenport

Land Management Resources for Iowa

INPS Fen Webinar

Iowa DNR State Forest Nursery

Maintaining Diverse Stands of Wildflowers

Upper Midwest Habitat Installation Guide

Woodland burn video