The Waterman Prairie Complex is an 1,800-acre tract of public land which extends along the Waterman Creek and Little Sioux watersheds. Raptors use the valley for hunting and as a migratory route. Use the Prairie Heritage Center to help you explore.
Five Ridge Prairie
The 790 acre Five Ridge Prairie, a dedicated state preserve in western Plymouth County, exemplifies the northern loess bluffs of western Iowa with a mixture of oak timbered valleys, native prairie ridge tops and west facing slopes. This TNC protected the area in 1984 and transferred it to the Plymouth County Conservation Board. Learn More
Grand River Grasslands
This area is the Prairie Chicken’s last stand in Iowa. The Nature Conservancy has owned or transferred some 500 acres that are also home to upland sandpipers and short eared owls. Learn More