Book: Iowa State Parks
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Iowa State Parks

A Century of Stewardship, 1920–2020

Rebecca Conard

 

Foreword Author(s): 

Gerald F. Schnepf

Angela Corio, photo editor
Jim Scheffler, photo editor

Published by the Iowa Parks Foundation

2020

Available: March, 2020

288 pages, 222 color photos, 10 B&W photos, 3 B&W Maps, 1 B&W Figure, 11 x 8 ½ inches

Paper: $30.00

9781609387136

Iowa State Parks: A Century of Stewardship, 1920-2020 is now available for ordering through the University of Iowa Press. Published by the Iowa Parks Foundation, the book is 288 pages with 222 color photos. 

In 1920, Iowa dedicated its first two state parks. In the century since, the Iowa State Parks System has evolved into a broad array of lands and waters that represent a legacy of tireless stewardship. Iowa State Parks commemorates the origins of our state parks and the riches they offer in the present.

 

The photo essays at the heart of this book feature the artistry of well-known nature photographers such as Carl Kurtz, Brian Gibbs, Don Poggensee, and Larry Stone. The Images help tell the stories of Iowa's state parks, recreation areas, preserves, and forests. A historical overview sets the stage, followed by five essays on key aspects of our park system. 

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The Anna Rea Model A Heritage Auto Tour is a Byways of Iowa Foundation effort. 

Iowa Valley RC&D, a 501(c)(3) based in Amana, is assisting with marketing, promotion, and logistics.