Conservation

Cover Crop Meeting and Seminar

By |2019-06-04T20:58:17-05:00January 18th, 2017|Agriculture, Conservation, Events|

Learn more about cover crop selection, spring agronomy, cover crop pest management and more at a real world cover crop meeting on February 2. The meeting, to be held at Whiterock Conservancy, 1436 Highway 141, Coon Rapids, from 9AM-1PM includes three in person speakers, a webinar and a free lunch with the opportunity to ask [...]

Lend a Hand to the Land

By |2019-06-04T20:58:19-05:00July 20th, 2016|Conservation, Events|

Join five of Iowa's Land Trusts for our third annual partnership volunteer event - this time at Whiterock Conservancy to restore a prairie area above Red Rock Bluff on Saturday, August 13. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., help remove invasive bush honeysuckle that competes with native species in this habitat overlooking the magnificent Middle [...]

The goats are here!

By |2019-06-04T20:58:19-05:00May 12th, 2016|Agriculture, Conservation|

The goats have arrived! Check out the back country along the Main Loop Trail to sneak a peak at our newest savanna restoration team members. Goats will be moved between several paddocks over the course of the summer to browse bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose that have invaded an oak savanna restoration project area. Repeated [...]

Life in the Raccoon River: Prairie Ecology and Farming Conference

By |2016-02-16T18:53:10-06:00February 16th, 2016|Agriculture, Conservation, Events|

The Raccoon River Watershed Association is hosting a conference March 5 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, IA. It is free and anyone who is interested in learning more about the watershed is invited to attend. Whiterock Conservancy lies in the Raccoon River watershed and many of the topics relate to our work. You can [...]

Prairie Week in Iowa!

By |2015-09-15T15:16:05-05:00September 15th, 2015|Conservation|

Iowa Prairie Heritage Week gives Iowans a chance to celebrate the roots of our state from September 13-19. Once dominated by prairie and savanna, Iowa has very few remnant prairies and nearly no savanna left. The few remnants and reconstructed prairie scattered around the state gives us a chance to see this beautiful ecosystem. On [...]