Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

 

 The mission of the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is to actively protect, restore, reconstruct and manage the diverse native ecosystems of tallgrass prairie, oak savanna, and sedge meadow. These were the native habitats existing on the Refuge’s 5600 acres prior to Euro-American settlement. 

Listen to or download audio files below.

Jim Pease, IAS member, tells the ecological story of the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Listen to or download the file below.

IAS member Kathy McKee shares the story behind the conservation efforts at Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge. Listen to or download the file below.

Learn about the unique geology of the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge from IAS member Tom Fenton. Listen to or download the file below.

All three files are combined on one track and may be downloaded below:

Visit the Neal Smith 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.

The Iowa Academy of Science's National Wildlife Refuge Audio Series was funded with a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.