Iowa Prairie Network

The Iowa Prairie Network is a grass roots, volunteer, 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.  Less than 0.01% of Iowa's remnant prairie remains, highlighting the need for education and conservation.  We bring together interested individuals, organizations, and government agencies to locate, protect, and restore what remains of our prairie heritage before it disappears forever.  

The mission: To learn about, teach about, enjoy and protect Iowa’s prairie heritage.

 

Together, we hope to maintain a platform to share information and help in education and management efforts across the state.  We seek to expand our network to reach a broader audience and are excited about our members bringing fresh ideas and passion for prairie.   Ecological and economic values of prairie and native ecosystems are becoming more widely appreciated, and we are inspired as more people are motivated to participate in conservation efforts than ever before.  ​

Who We Are

Meet the Board of Directors

Executive Committee
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President
Tabitha Panas

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Vice-President
Tim Youngquist

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Secretary
Laura Leben

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Treasurer

Ed Sibley

TabithaPanas

Region 1
Tabitha Panas

LeesaMcNeil

Region 1
Leesa McNeil

Board of Directors
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Region 2

Sarah Nizzi

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Region 2
Laura Leben

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Region 3

Tim Youngquist

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Region 3

Justin Meissen

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Region 4
Curtis Behrens

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Region 4
Kenny Slocum

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Region 5

Lance Brisbois

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Region 5

Cait Caughey

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Region 6
Jacob Pitzenberger

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Region 6
Kelly Jacobs

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Region 7
Pam White

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Region 7
Ray Hamilton

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At Large
Corinne Bulat

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At Large
Jon Judson

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At Large
Derek Miner

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At Large
Pete Eyheralde

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At Large
Ann Wolf

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At Large
Michelle Biodrowski

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