Spring storms can pose a serious risk to trees, which have the potential to damage property and even cause injury if left untended.
An Iowa Nutrient Research Center-funded study that seeks to quantify beaver dam impacts on water quality, hydrology, and stream morphology (i.e., how dams shape the stream itself) has reached the one-year mark.
Prescribed Woodland Fire resource compilation
Prescribed woodland fire is an effective tool that woodland stewards may utilize to achieve a wide range of management goals - from oak regeneration and inceasing wildlife habitat, to controlling pests and invasive species.
As nature begins to awaken from its winter slumber, those looking to identify backyard Iowa trees can consult a new video resource from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach forestry specialist Billy Beck.
When Sue Kuennen was named the Iowa Conservation Woman of the Year in 2016, she was surprised by the recognition.
Timber harvest season has me reflecting back on one of my woodiest years to date, 2021. For starters, in late winter my ISU Extension colleagues and I were able to film an active salvage harvest in Linn County – the epicenter of the 2020 Midwest Derecho.
Iowa needs a Windbreak Renaissance!
Winter is a hot time for forestry. While a flurry of activity occurs in our woodlands during this time of year (pun intended), timber harvest and storm damage are often at the top of a forester's mind.
In Iowa, we are lucky to have a unique system of County Conservation Boards doing land management and natural resources education in every county!
The Master Conservationist program is a comprehensive educational opportunity through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Cover crops can enhance soil health by capturing nutrients, slowing erosion, and reducing the need for herbicides.
Agriculture and natural resources have a lot in common and Kaycie Waters, the newly named natural resources field specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, looks forward to exploring the ways the two intersect. Waters, who grew up in a farm family from Arizona, began her
AMES, Iowa – As deer hunters head to the woods this fall, they are again reminded to be vigilant and active participants in the state’s efforts to fight chronic wasting disease.
A new study underway by economists at Iowa State University aims to better understand nutrient impacts through the lens of local recreation and tourism, with a focus on assessing the economic impacts of water quality improvement on rural and lower-income communities.
It might be confusing to some how someone who studied soil science could end up being focused on water quality, but for Iowans it’s likely that the connection is more straightforward.
Trees hold an incredible power, that being their ability to fix carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis and use it to produce a tangible product – wood.
Iowa is a major producer of grain, meat, dairy, eggs, and other major agricultural commodities.
Woodland owners and those with an interest in forestry can network and improve their knowledge during several field days planned this fall across the state.
Among the hundreds of wildlife species found in Iowa, few are so common that we can assert with relative confidence that each night, every person in Iowa would find themselves only a mile or two away from one. Perhaps deer rise to this level of ubiquity. Perhaps pigeons or mourning doves too.
Due to recent high temperatures and dry conditions, stocking farm ponds can be difficult to do this time of the year. However, several measures can be taken to increase your success...
A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound, and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems.