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Open Space/Conservation

Conservation Easement Statutes
Iowa Code §457A.1 et seq. provides for the state’s conservation easement statutes that authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes.

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Forest Legacy Program
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry administers the state’s Forest Legacy Program.  The program is intended to protect forest areas that are threatened by conversion to non-forest uses through fee simple title or conservation easement purchases.

Mr. Jeff Goerndt
Department of Natural Resources
Conservation & Recreation Division 
Wallace State Office Building 
502 E 9th Street Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034 
(515) 281-5441 

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Resource Enhancement and Protection Program
The Resource Enhancement and Protection Program, originally created in 1989, is funded by the Environment First Fund for a variety of uses, including:  open space acquisition and development, county conservation, city parks, state land management, and other related conservation initiatives.  Funding for the program is statutorily authorized (Iowa Code §455A.18) for a maximum of $20 million annually through 2021. 

Tammie Krausman, Director
Department of Natural Resources
Wallace Building
502 East 9th Street 
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034
(515) 402-8763

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State Agencies

Iowa Department of Public Defense
The Iowa Department of Public Defense is directed by Major General Timothy E. Orr, who provides command and control of more than 100 Army and Air National Guard units with approximately 9,400 assigned Soldiers and Airmen

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Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides services and benefits to veterans and their dependents. 

Jill Joseph
Outreach Coordinator
7105 NW 70th Ave.
Camp Dodge, Bldg. 3465
Johnston, IA 50131-1824

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State Contact Information

Military Liaison POC
Lieutenant Colonel Greg Hapgood, Public Affairs Officer
Iowa National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
(515) 971-6385 cell
(515) 252-4582 
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Adjutant General
Brigadier General Timothy Orr, Adjutant General
Iowa National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
(515) 252-4211
(515) 252-4787 fax 

Legislative Process Regarding Military POCs
The House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees and the General Assembly Ways and Means Committees primarily handle military affairs issues in the state of Iowa.  The Adjutant General is utilized as the military liaison to the General Assembly.  

Committees of Primary Jurisdiction/Legislative Contact
Senate Committee on Ways and Means
Senator Joe Bolkcom, Chairman
728 Second Ave
Iowa City, Iowa 52245 
(319) 337-6280 Home

House Committee on Ways and Means
Representative Thomas Sands, Chairman
13247 130th Street
Wapello, Iowa 52653
(319) 729-2280 Home

House Veteran Affairs Committee
Representative Dwayne Alons, Chair
1314 Seventh Street 
Hull, Iowa 51239 
(712)439-2479 Home

Senate Veteran Affairs Committee
Senator Daryl Beall, Chair
State Capitol Building
East 12th & Grand
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(515) 573-7889 Home
(515) 576-5532 Fax