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Ranger Aaron Ohlsen

November 2020

Public Land: Here for You

We can all agree 2020 has been a pretty crumby year. Covid 19 has altered our lives since March and with cases on the rise across the state and much of the nation, it’s hard to be optimistic of what the near future holds. For too many throughout our great state, times are tougher than ever.
That’s why I’d like to take a moment and reach out to Iowa residents and let each of you know Public Land is here for you during these trying times.
If you need to get out of the house, break away from online work and meetings, or just escape from our current reality for a few hours; 1000’s of acres of Public land throughout our state is here for you to enjoy.
• Hike or bike a local scenic trail
• Take a drive through the park and watch the sunset
• Take that youngster to a Wildlife Management Area for their first hunt
• Grab a pair of binoculars and watch the migratory birds as they make their journey south

Whatever it is you choose to do, just know through it all, public land will be here for you all to enjoy during these difficult times.


Ducks on a pond at sunset