Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge encompasses 911 acres of the Driftless Area in Iowa, a small portion of the entire Driftless Area. This elevated craggy landscape found in 24,000 square miles of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, escaped the slowly gliding ice of the Glacial Period or the Paleozoic-age, 500,000 years ago. The refuge also supports a rare community of plants and animals that take residence in the slopes.
Listen to or download audio files below.
Learn about the geology of the Driftless National Wildlife area and why it isn't so driftless from IAS member Lynn Brant. Listen to or download the file below.
Lynn Brant discusses how the geologic features of northeast Iowa created the unique landscape of the Driftless National Wildlife Refuge area. Listen to or download the file below.
The conservation efforts past and present at the Driftless National Wildlife Refuge are talked about by IAS member Chad Heinzel.
Listen to or download all three mp3 files below:
Visit the Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge webpage by clicking here.
The Iowa Academy of Science's National Wildlife Refuge Audio Series was funded with a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.