Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Michelle Wodtke Franks
Main Address:
712 S. Highway St.
PO Box 189
Oakland, IA 51560

What We Do

Our work is inspired by the unique and fragile landform of the Loess Hills, which hugs the far western edge of Iowa and serves as a vibrant front yard and recreational destination for the Omaha metro region and our rural neighbors. We provide collaborative, backbone support to rural people and communities to promote and protect land, water, and rural cultural assets in an eight county region in southwest Iowa.

Interesting Info

We work in eight counties in southwest Iowa, including Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison and have incubated many regional efforts.
The Loess Hills span more than 220 miles along the western edge of Iowa and are home to most of the remaining, untouched prairies in Iowa.
We want people to actively hike, bike, camp and explore the Loess Hills and the small, rural communities in the region.

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