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Local prairie preserve stars in new book

Monday, February 25, 2002

Explore Iowa's prairies and forests, quartzite outcrops and ice caves, Indian mounds and wetlands, and historic sites such as Fort Atkinson and Montauk with The Guide to Iowa's State Preserves.

Encompassing the regional and natural diversity of Iowa through its inclusion of biological, geological, archaeological, historical, and scenic preserves, this comprehensive guide allows visitors to plan active and informative visits to sites that highlight Iowa's natural and cultural heritage.

Nestor Stiles Prairie, located 13 miles northwest of Storm Lake, is featured in The Guide to Iowa's State Preserves, as well as area preserves in Cherokee, Sioux City, Pocahontas, and Spirit Lake, are also featured in this guide.

Special features include: detailed state and county maps, easy-to-follow directions and individual preserve histories.

You will also find up-to-date contact information, and lists of nearby attractions.

The Guide to Iowa's State Preserves will be available at bookstores or directly from the University of Iowa Press by calling 1-800-621-2736.