NEWS
A Savanna Reborn
Mon Mar 17, 2014 04:21 PM CDT

Southern Iowa forestland that's been part of a family farm for generations is habitat for native animals and a refuge for the humans who own it. Meandering through the trees with Tom and Julita Pollard on a day of sun and showers last fall, they make clear their feelings for this land. "We love it here," said Julita, though her beaming face renders the statement unnecessary. "It's our legacy."

Not long ago, the 90-acre stand of timber was an overgrown tangle of trees and weeds. But today, this Clarke County land is a ...

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