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Crystal Bailey

Novice Naturalist By Crystal Bailey Crystal grew up in northeast Iowa and then attended Iowa State University. She graduated with a Forestry degree, with an Interpretation emphasis. She lives with her high school sweetheart, Zach, in central Arkansas, and works for the U.S. Forest Service ...

Growing Up in Iowa, Across Generations

The other day I started to take a walk down memory lane, visiting some of my favorite memories of my childhood. Arguably, I grew up in the last generation that wouldn’t be totally inundated by technology throughout their whole childhood. But, what about the generations before me? How ...

Practical Advice For Logging Your Property

As a forester, I sometimes drive by private properties and see scenes that could be straight out of the move The Lorax. I wonder if the landowner consciously allowed the logging practice or if they just didn’t know any better. So here are some tips to have logging operations done as ...

Get to Know Grandma

Her favorite singer is Frank Sinatra. She was born in 1928 and grew up in a traditional limestone rock farmhouse near Garnavillo, Iowa. The house my grandma grew up in did not have electricity until she was well into her teen years.My Grandma and I have virtually nothing in common. She was a ...