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Exploring Iowa's rivers

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Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

An Iowa State professor shares the benefits of adventuring in Iowa’s rivers and the potential hazards to be aware of while paddling.

Jim Pease has paddled more than 2,200 miles of Iowa’s rivers. On this episode of Talk of Iowa, he joins host Charity Nebbe to discuss thewater trail and maps brochuresfor the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that he helped develop. Pease also shares how rivers and the wildlife dependent on it have changed over the years in Iowa and the innovative ways landowners are partnering to protect water ways.


  • Jim Pease, professor of resource ecology and management at Iowa State University
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Natalie Dunlap is an award-winning digital producer and writer for Iowa Public Radio. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. Since 2024, Dunlap has worked with IPR's talk team to bring news and features to IPR's digital audience.