conservation http://iowapublicradio.org en Ending Our War with Wolves, Bears, Bobcats and Coyotes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ending-our-war-wolves-bears-bobcats-and-coyotes <p>As agriculture and new construction in Iowa continue to expand and occupy Iowa's wildlife habitat, humans are in contact with predators like coyotes more and more. Like a caller said today during the our broadcast, one of the ways to handle that problem is to kill the predators that threaten domestic pets and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">backyard chickens.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:24:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 41719 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ending Our War with Wolves, Bears, Bobcats and Coyotes The Beauty and Future of Iowa's Parks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beauty-and-future-iowas-parks <p>Iowa is the second most privately owned state in the U.S., so land preserved on its public parks is particularly special. Today on <em>River to River</em> – &nbsp;the future of Iowa’s parks.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:25:53 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 40860 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Beauty and Future of Iowa's Parks An Annual $1 Billion Loss From Soil Erosion & What an Iowa Farmer is Doing About It http://iowapublicradio.org/post/annual-1-billion-loss-soil-erosion-what-iowa-farmer-doing-about-it <p>The spring planting season is upon us and farmers are racing to get crops in the ground.</p><p>So yesterday morning, host Ben Kieffer hopped aboard a tractor with Jim Sladek, of JCS Family Farms in Johnson County, to get his perspective on the start of a new season and the challenges he faces, including soil erosion. Jim also demonstrated the amazing amount of technology that can be used in farming today.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:14:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 40331 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Annual $1 Billion Loss From Soil Erosion & What an Iowa Farmer is Doing About It Iowa Conservationists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-conservationists <p>Aldo Leopold once wrote, &ldquo;I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.&rdquo; It is partly due to his work that today&#39;s children don&rsquo;t yet face that future.&nbsp; Today Charity Nebbe continues Iowa Week a discussion on Iowa&rsquo;s most influential conservationists.&nbsp; She looks into the lives and work of Earnest Oberholtzer, John Lacey, Ada Hayden, and Louis Pammel.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:57:04 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 29576 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Conservationists The Future of Crop Insurance and CRP http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-crop-insurance-and-crp <p>As the Farm Bill is debated in the U.S. House of Representatives, host Charity Nebbe digs into the politics of farm policy in a special joint broadcast with <a href="http://www.kcur.org/">KCUR </a>in Kansas City and <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/">Harvest Public Media</a>.&nbsp; What's the future of crop insurance and the Conservation Reserve Program?&nbsp; What's at stake for farmers large and small?&nbsp; And also, how will what happens on the farm affect the rest of the country?</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:30:52 +0000 Sarah Boden 22714 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Crop Insurance and CRP Conservation at the Blank Park Zoo http://iowapublicradio.org/post/conservation-blank-park-zoo <p>The <a href="http://www.lpzoo.org/animals/factsheet/eastern-black-rhinoceros">eastern black <span style="font-size: 10pt">rhinoceros </span></a>is an endangered species, but two eastern black rhinos<a href="http://www.blankparkzoo.com/index.cfm/18148/21543/rhinos_arrive_at_blank_park_zoo">--Ayana</a><a href="http://www.blankparkzoo.com/index.cfm/18148/21543/rhinos_arrive_at_blank_park_zoo"> and </a><a href="http://www.blankparkzoo.com/index.cfm/18148/21543/rhinos_arrive_at_blank_park_zoo">Kiano</a>--are safe and sound at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe visits with Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:15:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 22374 at http://iowapublicradio.org Conservation at the Blank Park Zoo Conserving Iowa's Wild Lands http://iowapublicradio.org/post/conserving-iowas-wild-lands <p>Iowa is not known for its wild places, only one state in the nation has a smaller percentage of public land than we do. Members from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Nature Conservancy and Iowa DNR join host Charity Nebbe to discuss what work is being done by conservation organizations in Iowa to preserve our wild places and to create new ones.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:08:50 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13855 at http://iowapublicradio.org Conserving Iowa's Wild Lands When Conservation Pays http://iowapublicradio.org/post/when-conservation-pays <p></p><div class="article-body"><p>Along the winding road to and through Grace Creek Ranch, a 25,537-acre yearling cattle ranch in central Nebraska, there are no houses in sight – no buildings, for that matter. Just acres and acres of gold and amber grass, punctuated by patches of sand and lines of barbed wire fence.</p><p>And that’s the way the owners of Gracie Creek Ranch want it to stay.&nbsp; Lindsey Price, a fourth-generation rancher, her brother Aaron and their father Bob recently sold the largest conservation easement in Nebraska history, covering about 40 square miles.</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:12:51 +0000 Hilary Stohs-Krause. 12967 at http://iowapublicradio.org When Conservation Pays