Natural Resources | Watershed Planning & Design
Woodlands: Management Basics and Ecosystem Services

Woodlands: Management Basics and Ecosystem Services

Impact7G's Conservation Education Film Series rolls on with part three, the basics of woodland management and the many ecosystem services woodlands provide. This short film introduces a common theme in Iowa's restoration landscape: how can we bring back the functions...

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VIDEO: “Maintaining Green Infrastructure” Now Streaming

VIDEO: “Maintaining Green Infrastructure” Now Streaming

The second video in Impact7G's Conservation Education Film Series is up! Our first video outlined the basics of green infrastructure, or stormwater BMPs, which are alternative practices to traditional stormwater management systems. These practices, however, do still...

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VIDEO: First of Six Conservation Education Films Released

VIDEO: First of Six Conservation Education Films Released

The first of six films in Impact7G's new "Conservation Education" series is now available on demand. The series is intended for communities, HOAs, and individual property owners seeking guidance on implementing natural resource restoration projects such as prairies,...

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Thinking Upstream at Sundown Lake

Thinking Upstream at Sundown Lake

Sundown Lake is nestled in the scenic wooded ravines of the Southern Iowa Drift Plain in Appanoose County. Constructed in the 1980’s, the lake is primarily fed from the northwest by South Soap Creek. Heavy sedimentation over time has created a delta where South Soap...

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Red Algae Spotted in Dyersville

Red Algae Spotted in Dyersville

Why is this water red? Reid Stamer, Impact7G Stream Restoration Ecologist, noticed a strange phenomenon on a recent inspection of a newly established oxbow in Dyersville, Iowa. The bright red coloration is likely due to the presence of red euglena (Euglena sanguinea)....

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