DeElda Heritage Area

Section 28, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa

Aerial Photos

DeElda Heritage Area is a gift from Helen DeElda Gunderson to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in October 2011 in memory of her grandmother, DeElda Lighter Gunderson. It consists of 60 acres that include a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) prairie sowed in 1998 with a diverse mix of local ecotype seed from Carl Kurtz, permanent pasture that has never been plowed and has not been grazed since the 1970s, and transitional organic crop land.

USDA aerial photography 2010





USDA aerial photography 1930s

Side-by-side comparison of 2010 and 1930s photos.


INHF news release about Helen's gift

Photos from DNR Gift to Iowa's Future recognition day

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