Monthly Archives: December 2015

STRIPS seeding

By |2015-12-22T22:10:56-06:00December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

After much planning and good weather, we were able to plant our prairie strips this week. Whiterock Conservancy is thrilled to be an active participant in Iowa State University’s the Science Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project as an in-depth research site. Iowa State University continues to be innovative and has [...]

A motherless baby bison

By |2019-06-04T20:58:20-06:00December 17th, 2015|Bison, Videos|

This Baby Bison's story began in late July with his late season birth. Unfortunately, his mother had complications and she had to be put down two days after giving birth. He had never met the herd – typical for bison, he had been kept by his mother in a corner of the pasture – but [...]

Be a part of caring for this land and opening it to visitors

By |2015-12-17T15:54:39-06:00December 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Whiterock Conservancy relies on donations from individuals to continue to operate each year. It is only with your donations that we can restore prairie and control invasive species in our savanna, keep fallen trees off of trails, preserve historic resources and so much more. We receive no operating tax support but are now the third [...]

Gift of Land

By |2019-06-04T20:58:20-06:00December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Upon her death, Mary Garst of Coon Rapids, gave the people of Iowa a tremendous gift of protected land that will benefit generations. A total of 1,200 acres of natural, farming and recreational lands, valued at $7 million, were donated to Whiterock to steward on behalf of all Iowans. Mary and Stephen Garst at [...]