About The Iowa Prairie Network Organization

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Iowa Prairie Network

The Iowa Prairie Network is a grass-roots, volunteer, non-profit, organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Iowa's prairie heritage. IPN was formed in 1990 by Iowans concerned that our prairie heritage was disappearing. People needed an organization that would bring those that know about prairie together with those that wanted to learn, to form a network of advocacy for Iowa's natural heritage.

Below are resources about the Iowa Prairie Network organization.

Region One

Leesa McNeil (2019)
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Dotty Zales (2018)
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Region Two

vacant (2020)

Don Nelson, Secretary (2018)
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Region Three

Daryl Smith (2019)
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vacant (2018)

Region Four

lance Brisbois (2020)
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Kody Wohlers (2018)
Email Kody

Region Five

Anna Golightly (2019)
Email Anna

Luke Gran (2020)
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Region Six

Tenlea Turner (2018)
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Pam White (2020)
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Region Seven

Ray Hamilton (2020)
Email Ray

Jennifer Nieland (2019)
Email Jennifer

Members At Large

Jon Judson (2020)
Email Jon

Jacob Pitzenberger (2020)
Email Jake

Ed Sibley (2019)
Email Ed

Ryan Schmidt (2018)
Email Ryan

Michelle Biodrowski (2019)
Email Michelle

Andy Asell (2018)
Email Andy

Iowa Prairie Network Officers

President: Kody Wohlers
Vice President: Jon Judson
Treasurer: Ed Sibley
Secretary: Anna Golightly


  • Finance: responsible for overseeing the finances of IPN, preparing a budget, and to ensure an annual audit is completed.
  • Events: responsible for working with IPN Directors to coordinate events such as field trips and regional meetings, working with other organizations when opportunities to co-sponsor events arise, and contributing information to the IPN Calendar.
  • Communication: responsible for website, newsletters, Facebook Page, Facebook Group, email, and written communication.
  • Membership: responsible for maintaining membership lists, communicating with member about the status of their membership, recommending dues rates and policies, and creating opportunities to promote membership and attract new members.