The Protection Committee of the Loess Hills Alliance is soliciting proposals for projects that protect and/or preserve the natural and cultural resources of the Loess Hills while assuring economic viability and protection of property rights.

Projects may include conservation easements, educational components of land protection, restoration of conservation easement protected lands and public lands or any other proposals.

The projects must meet the Mission of the Committee and strive to protect/preserve the Loess Hills.

The Committee anticipates awarding up to $12,500 in this year. Grant awards will be made from available funds provided by the Iowa Legislature.

Projects must be located in the Loess Hills landform. Any person, agency, group or community in the Loess Hills landform is eligible to apply. 

Full details and application forms can be found on the Loess Hills Alliance website. Applications are due October 4 at 4:30 pm.

For more information or any questions, please contact Committee Chair Graham McGaffin at 712-898-7165 or you can e-mail him at