Sustainability

Land Restoration

Restoring the Nature Center’s Land For approximately 6,700 years, the land that is now Indian Creek Nature Center was a mixture of prairies and savannas. The landscape ranged from riparian timber along the creek and…

Land Conservation

Conserving the Nature Center’s Land Original Nature Center Land 140 acres leased in 1973. Trails invite visitors to explore prairies and savannas, wetlands and pine groves. This land that was once intensely farmed now provides…

Green Practices

Here at the Indian Creek Nature, we are constantly working to implement as many green practices as possible so that we tread gently on the earth. Use this guide to take your own, self-directed “Green…

Conservation Easements

A conservation easement is a legal device that enables a landowner to permanently protect his or her land from development. The easement is given to a conservation organization, like the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The…
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