Publications

The Living Roadway Trust Fund has worked with partners throughout the country to develop materials that help audiences better understand various aspects of integrated roadside vegetation management.

All publications are available at no charge. Hard copies can be ordered through the online ordering system below. If you require more than six of any publication, contact us. Download a PDF version by clicking on the publication titles below.

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Publication Title Category Quantity
Jewels of the Prairie Poster Set Jewels of the Prairie poster set  (Set of six posters)
You've seen these popular prairie posters in classrooms and nature centers throughout Iowa. A complimentary set is available to Iowa residents, courtesy of the Living Roadway Trust Fund.
Poster

Plant Profiler Plant Profiler  (PDF)
Information about native plants of Iowa and their use in the state's roadside management program is available in this 132-page book produced by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

*This publication is currently available only by download (1.5 MB). Right-click on the link above and select "save link as" or "save target as". Choose a destination for your download and click "save".
Guidebook
Iowa Wetland Seeding Guide Iowa Wetland Seeding Guide   (PDF)
This guide includes written descriptions, seed and seedling photos, and drawings of mature plants.
Guidebook

Guide to Common Trees and Shrubs of Iowa Guide to Common Trees and Shrubs of Iowa   (PDF)
This guide was developed to help identify species that may be readily observed in the state.
Guidebook

Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation Guide Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation Guide  (PDF)
This easy-to-read guide helps identify seedlings of more than 50 of the most commonly seeded tallgrass prairie plants, as well as common agricultural weeds.
Guidebook

The World Beneath Your Feet booklet The World Beneath Your Feet Booklet   (PDF)
A short booklet telling the story of Iowa's soil and the complex ecosystems it supports.
Guidebook

Your Health and Driving Safely Out of the Mud an A Tallgrass Revival DVD set
This set of DVDs includes two documentaries, an interactive plant gallery, and other prairie footage. Each documentary is 24 minutes each, and is suitable for small-group presentations or for use in the classroom.
Other

Discover Iowa’s Roadside Flowering Plants and Grasses Discover Iowa Roadside Flowering Plants and Grasses   (PDF)
A vintage map-fold brochure that highlights some common native and non-native plants commonly found in Iowa’s roadsides.
Other

Monarchs & Milkweeds Monarchs & Milkweeds   (PDF)
The first poster in our Pollinators Series explains the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, its dependence upon milkweed species and why Iowa’s roadside habitats are important for their survival.
Poster

Bees Bees  (PDF)
The second poster in our Pollinators Series describes the diversity of bees, discusses their nest preferences, their importance in pollinating food and native plants, and why Iowa’s roadside habitats are important for their survival.
Poster

Butterflies Butterflies  (PDF)
The third poster in our Pollinators series describes the differences between butterflies and moths, the stages of their life cycles, their dependence upon native plant material for their food sources as they provide pollination services, and why Iowa’s roadside habitats are important for their survival.”
Poster

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