Stewards of the Beautiful Land

Stewards of the Beautiful Land

Trees Forever and the University of Northern Iowa’s Tallgrass Prairie Center invite you become a Steward of the Beautiful Land!

Explore your native Iowa ecosystem! This four-class webinar series cover the importance of native plants and trees in native Iowa ecosystems. Discover how native plants and trees can work for your community to clean our air, water and soil!

Learn About:
  • Plant identification
  • What, where and how to plant
  • Establishment practices
  • Benefits and uses of local flora
  • Pollinator habitat needs
  • Threats to native habitat
  • Advocacy opportunities 
  • Available resources for you and your community
In addition to a virtual classroom setting you will:
  • Get hands-on experience during monthly, in-person prairie walkabouts. Four separate sites throughout the state will host monthly field days for participants to learn about pant identification and experience Iowa’s native ecosystem.
  • Have access to many downloadable resources.
  • Be part of an exclusive Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your experiences with your classroom peers, and see timely video examples from our experts.

Summer 2022 Stewards of the Beautiful Land virtual courses run Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13. Prairie walkabout dates and locations to be announced during classes. Class fee is $25.

Stewards of the Beautiful Land is made possible through generous support from the Living Roadway Trust Fund of the Iowa Department of Transportation, a Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grant, along with local partners and Trees Forever members. 

Thank you!

Already a Steward? Click here for class resources

Together, we are truly Planting a Better Tomorrow!™