Developing a pocket guide book to the mammals of Iowa for biodiversity and conservation education


Principal Investigator:

Adam Janke

Student Investigator:



Mike Rentz, Iowa State University

Stephanie Shepherd and Vince Evelsizer, Iowa DNR


January 2017 to December 2017

Funding Source(s):

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, REAP CEP and Diversity Program


Goals and Objectives:

Develop a comprehensive guide book to convey the basic life history and identification of native mammals of Iowa for use by conservation educators and professionals.



Work on graphic design and individual species accounts has commenced and is proceeding on schedule for December 2017 release of the electronic version of the guidebook.


Future Plans:

Work will continue throughout the year on the development of the book and initial printings for promotion and electronic distribution to educators.



01/15/2017 to 12/31/2017