Driftless Area, Paleozoic Plateau, preservation needs, scientific areas
The heavily dissected terrain of northeastern Iowa and adjacent parts of Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin, historically known as the "Driftless Area" has an array of unusual or unique biotic, cultural, and geological amenities. As these features become better known, a greater awareness is emerging, as is a heightened concern for saving the outstanding examples of each community, culture, historical site, and geological feature. Each of the states has a natural area program and has developed a list of natural communities including those of the Driftless Area. Each state's program relative to the Driftless Area is given, with emphasis on Iowa, and preservation needs for the future are delineated.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1984 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Roosa, Dean M.
"Natural Heritage Protection in the "Driftess Area","
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 91(1), 42-46.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol91/iss1/12