Author: Brad Crawford

Iowa's State Forest Action Plan: What is it and how is it used? What the video presentations from Paul Tauke, Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau Chief and Tivon Feeley, Iowa DNR Forest Health Program Leader...

NE IA RC&D worked with the City of Guttenberg and the Clayton County SWCD to develop and submit a successful Watershed Improvement Review Board (WIRB) grant to improve water quality in Miner’s Creek Watershed in 2008.  The RC&D completed a GIS analysis, a land use...

This project helped Emilea’s Enterprises develop two closely tied natural resource based businesses that will provide job opportunities for special needs workers, Emilea’s Woodshop and Em's Coffee Company. Northeast Iowa RC&D secured a $25,000 NRBOG to help the entrepreneur with start-up. The RC&D also helped...

NE IA RC&D is just completing this multi-year, multi-jurisdictional, multi-million dollar project to develop a marina on the Mississippi River in historic downtown Guttenberg. The goal of the project was to provide assistance to the City of Guttenberg to maximize natural resource based economic development without...

This project has helped develop a natural-resource-based business, Glenwood Log Houses, which secures historic log houses, deconstructs them, and markets their authentic reconstruction and reuse.  It not only ensures the use of a historic natural resource, it is also diversifying and increasing local economic development...

Research shows that thousands of Northeast Iowa private landowners don't understand the state and federal program dollars and technical assistance that are available to help them plan and manage their woodlands.  Do you? A recent study of Forest Reserve Landowners found that hundreds of Northeast Iowa landowners that have enrolled in...

On guard for ‘The Green Menace’ Taking inventory of trees in Howard County By Keri Bugenhagen News Editor, Cresco Times Plain Dealer CRESCO – Lately, Iowans have been hearing about the looming threat of the emerald ash borer, also referred to as “The Green Menace.” According to the United...

Iowa's eleven byways are home to some of the most scenic roadways in the region. Travel these routes and you'll discover unique land features, welcoming people, and a host of fascinating cultural and historical sites not found on the beaten path....

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