All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        5-8

        Accessibility

        Caption

        Permitted Use

        Stream and Download


        Part of Explore More
        7 Favorites
        229 Views

        Working Landscapes - Loess Hills

        The issues facing working landscapes are especially evident in the fragile Loess Hills of western Iowa. Loess (pronounced "luss") is a German word meaning "loose" and it is the name of a type of soil. Loess is a deposit of fine, yellowish-gray, clay-like sediment which can be found from north central Europe to eastern China and in the American Midwest.

        Check out the entire Explore More Collection. For supplemental activities visit Explore More: Working Landscapes.

        Producer: Iowa Public Television

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now