The DNR and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation are working together to acquire land, and have made good progress in the last couple years. We do have many streams that are just stocked, but it's because we don't have the quality of streams MN and WI have. I've started to get involved with the local TU chapter, and a big part of our issue is awareness and money. There are a lot of Iowans who don't even know we have trout in the state. I have a goal to change that
By the way, I'm making a trip to SE MN this weekend to hunt for Mr. Brown Trout.