2017 | Boone River Watershed

Boone River Watershed Partnership farmers, The Nature Conservancy, Kossuth and Wright SWCDs, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa DNR are restoring stream oxbows to create habitat for endangered Topeka shiner minnows.

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2018 | Boone River Watershed

Boone River Watershed Partnership farmers, The Nature Conservancy, Kossuth and Wright SWCDs, Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa DNR are restoring stream oxbows to create habitat for endangered Topeka shiner minnows.

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2020 | Boone River Watershed

Farmers, Boone River Watershed Partnership, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Soybean Association and Wright SWCD are restoring oxbows to create Topeka shiner spawning habitat in Boone River watershed.

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2021 | Boone River Watershed

Farmers, Boone River Watershed Partnership, The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Soybean Association and Wright SWCD are restoring oxbows to create Topeka shiner spawning habitat in Boone River watershed.

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Oxbow alchemy better than lead into gold

Boone River

Two restored Boone River oxbow wetlands on Camille Rogers’ Iowa farm are part of a plan to renew more than 400 similar sites in her watershed. After eroded soil was removed, the topeka shiner minnow returned and Rogers can again enjoy a favorite natural area from her childhood.

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