History

Prairie Rivers of Iowa founded in 2001 and initially affiliated with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, providing services in Boone, Hardin, Hamilton, Marshall, Story, and Webster Counties. Now an independent nonprofit organization, we have expanded our programs and services across Iowa.

Our programs are funded through a combination of individual and corporate donations, grants and state contracts, fees for support and training services, and through the sales of log and other products.

We define conservation as the protection, management, and restoration of natural resources for current public benefit and sustainable social and economic utilization.