Heritage Area is a gift from Helen DeElda
Gunderson to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in October
2011 in memory of her grandmother, DeElda Lighter Gunderson. It consists of
60 acres that include a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) prairie sowed
in 1998 with a diverse
mix of local ecotype seed from Carl Kurtz, permanent
pasture that has never been plowed and has not been grazed
since the 1970s, and transitional organic crop land.