Loess Hills State Forest, 2011

(2011) Loess Hills State Forest, 2011. Natural Resources, Department of


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The Loess Hills State Forest is named after the dominant geological formation of the area. The Loess Hills (pronounced Luss) formation runs for 200 miles through 7 western Iowa counties. The Loess Hills are wind blown soil deposits with depths over 200 feet. It took thousands of years for these depths to accumulate in great rolling drifts of hills and for the water to carve the striking land formations, leaving a landscape that can be found only in a few other places in the world. The uniqueness of these hills and the mixture of native forest, savanna, and prairie vegetation were the reasons Iowa has developed the beautiful Loess Hills State Forest.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Loess Hills State Forest, Natural Resources, Nature, Forestry Bureau
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > State parks and beaches
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Lakes
ID Code: 40580
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2022 18:08
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 18:08
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/40580