NAAMLP 2021 Scholarship Now Available!

NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A …

Get to Know Pathfinders New Staff!

We have recently had two new staff members join us at Pathfinders RC&D, and we would like to introduce them to you and share some information about who they are and what kinds of things they’re working on. Tori Ward is our new Historic Hills Scenic Byway Coordinator and Piper Fox is working with us as a Grant and Project …

Lower Skunk River Watershed Project Funded For Three Additional Years

As of July 1, the Lower Skunk River Water Quality & Soil Health Initiative Project has received funding to continue its efforts in water quality and soil health for an additional three years, which will expand the project by approximately 204,000 acres and increase the farm-able acreage to almost 70%. The Lower Skunk River Water Quality and Soil Health Initiative …

Davis County Assistance

Pathfinders RC&D is partnering with Davis County Community Foundation and offering Davis County residents a utility relief fund for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program will offer a maximum of $150.00 every 30-days in assistance toward monthly utilities on a first come, first serve basis until all funds have been exhausted.  If you have been …

2020 Historic Hills Scenic Byway Bale Trail

Download a copy of the 2020 Bale Trail Map HERE! View the Bale Art Gallery HERE!   And WE ARE BACK!! The Historic Hills Scenic Byway 2020 Bale Trail is HERE!!  And just like last year, we are going to be working with local areas to construct fun art sculptures with hay, straw and corn stalk bales.  Businesses, community members …

Mine Reclamation Site Updates: Waechter and De Ronde

With both the Marion and Mahaska County projects under way, we are definitely seeing a lot of dirt moved!  At the beginning of March, the weather was doing a good job of working with our contractors, but now it seems to have gotten a bit wet.  Hoping it will dry out again soon.  Have you ever seen 600 bales all …

Time to Get OUTSIDE!!

We are all hoping that beautiful weather is just around the corner and what better to do, than to get OUTSIDE and enjoy the sunshine and fresh breeze.  If you are looking for a family friendly adventure, look no further than your Historic Hills Scenic Byway.  Stretching approximately 105 miles, you’ll find gorgeous farm scenery, mom and pop shops, one-of-a-kind …