DeElda Heritage Area

Section 28, Des Moines Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa

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.


Aerial photos of the property
  Photos of the land and native plants
on it from Helen's archive
  Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
news release about Helen's gift
  Photos from the Department of Natural
Resources Gift to Iowa's Future recognition
day at the Capitol

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