Loess Hills - Ratzlaff Tract
Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Rockford Township
The property is or will be encumbered by a conservation easement as described below.
This 45-acre parcel, located just under a 1/2 hour from Omaha, is in the rural setting of the Loveland Special Landscape Area in the Loess Hills, a prioritiy area for TNC. The property consists of mature oak woodlands that provides good turkey and white-tail deer habitat. Restoration potential exists to create a mosaic of oak savanna and prairie habitat. An easement will include a 1-acre building envelope while also protecting the conservation values of the property.
Primary Conservation Objective
The Conservancy's long-term goal is to protect 100,000 acres in the Loess Hills to protect the prairie and oak woodland communities. We work closely with landowners to manage and restore these fire-dependent habitats.
Property contains oak woodland habitat
Easements and Restrictions
The conservation easement will limit activities incuding 1) subdivision 2) no more than one single family residence within designated building envelope 3) mining 4) roads and off-road trail development 5) alteration of the topography 6) removal of vegetation except under approved management plan.