The University of Iowa

Winneshiek County

Iowa Counties 

Located in the scenic Driftless Region of northeast Iowa, Winneshiek County draws visitors with its vibrant culture and extensive recreational opportunities. Through partnership with the IISC, Decorah and Winneshiek County will work towards their future goals while preserving their unique cultural and environmental character. The partnership is led by Barbara Schroeder, Director of Winneshiek County Conservation, and Dean Thompson, Winneshiek County Supervisor. Partnership Profile Image: Bluffton Bluffs, Larry Reis

Winneshiek County Projects



Winneshiek County - MetroNet Plan

Students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning conducted an economic impact analysis of extending the current fiber optic system and provided recommendations on how best to continue enhancing the service and a 28E partnership between six stakeholders. Since 2007, multiple stakeholders in...
Decorah Eagle Project Prototype

Winneshiek County Public Art

Students from the School of Art & Art history developed two public art pieces. The first project emblematizes the Decorah eagles in a sculpture that celebrates the natural assets of Winneshiek County. The second playfully acknowledges the mythical gnome-like “nisse” of Norwegian culture through...