Land Use and Biodiversity in an Ag State: ​Policies and Programs for Habitat and Species Conservation in Iowa

 Panel Event

Join HELI in welcoming panelists to discuss habitat and species conservation on Midwest agricultural lands. Panelists will discuss the 30 by 30 Initiative, existing laws, current conservation programs, as well as legal and policy tools available for increasing habitat and protecting biodiversity on privately owned agricultural land across the state. 

This event will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm CST in room 225 of the Boyd Law Building (BLB) at the University of Iowa College of Iowa and virtually.

This event is in person, with the option of watching a livestream via Zoom.

This event has been APPROVED by the ISBA for a continuing legal education (CLE) credit of 1 hour.


Registration is now open!

At A Glance


Welcoming Remarks and Introductions

Welcoming remarks and introductions will be given by Dean Kevin Washburn at 12:45 pm in Room 225 in the Boyd Law Building. 

The Panelists

Anna Gray

Anna Gray

Public Policy Director & Counsel, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Ingrid Gronstal, JD

Research Fellow, Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative
Kate Hansen

Kate Hansen

Senior Policy Associate, Center for Rural Affairs
Matt Russell

Matt Russell

State Executive Director, Iowa Farm Service Agency, USDA


  • Registration table opens in the Lobby of Boyd Law Building

    12:15 pm
  • Lunch is available for all registered attendees

    12:30 pm
  • Program begins with Welcoming Remarks and Introductions by Dean Washburn

    12:45 pm
  • Program ends

    1:45 pm

Questions or Concerns

For questions about this session or the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative, contact Program Director Blake Rupe at

Video of Panel Discussion

Video will be posted here after event.