Initiated, funded, and mandated by the Iowa General Assembly and Governor Chester J. Culver.
Practical guidelines and templates for planning, site design, signage and construction in the state of Iowa.
Water trails offer an amazing way to experience remote areas of Iowa. Paddling provides both exercise and relaxation. Beyond directly benefiting people, the thoughtful development and management of water trails offers Iowa a chance to protect fragile ecosystems, as well as to gradually restore low-quality stream reaches and watersheds. Use of water trails, in turn, draws public attention to the state’s surface waters and riparian landscapes and can demonstrate the relationship between water quality and land management.
Published June 01, 2010
Exhibitions are complex presentations that convey concepts, showcase objects, and excite the senses. However, as museums recognize the diversity within their audiences, they realize that exhibitions must do more: exhibitions must teach to different learning styles, respond to issues of cultural and gender equity, and offer multiple levels of information. The resulting changes in exhibitions have made these presentations more understandable, enjoyable, and connected to visitors’ lives.
Permeable Pavers provide stable, low-impact pathway through Rookery Bay Research Reserve.
Responsible equestrians should actively protect trees and other park structures when out on the trail. Equine expert Lora Goerlich gives her take on this topic.
In the context of mountain bike trails, excellence is realized when a trail design merges the desired outcomes and difficulty that a rider seeks with the setting in which the outcomes are realized.