Our Mission

To preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations.

What’s New

pondpackThe Boone County Conservation District has created four new Discovery Packs: Birds, Into the Forest, Private Eyes and Ponds. These packs are available for check-out by reserving them with Tina Dawson at (815) 547-7935 or A deposit is required to secure your pack, but there is no charge for the use of the pack.


Just in time for the holidays – Here’s the all new Winter Newsletter!. Click here to download

Note this correction:

The date for the Heirloom  Seed Sale will be held on Sunday Feb. 8 at the Community Building in Belvidere, IL  lower level 10 am-5 pm

Teachers/Scouts/Homeschoolers –

We are now scheduling for winter programs. You can visit our website for more information.

Please call or email to reserve a date.     (815)547-7935

We are a an official GSNIPreferred_Front
Preferred Partner of the Girl Scouts.


After School Birthday Parties

Click here for information on children’s birthday parties at BCCD!

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Closures

The following sites will remain OPEN after November 14th:

  • Spencer Conservation Area
  • LIB Conservation Area
  • Beaver Bluffs Conservation Area
  • Gustafson Nature Center
  • Ipsen Road Conservation Area
  • Distillery Road Conservation Area

All other BCCD sites will be closed for the season.

The County Line Road parking area for the Long Prairie Trail is now closed for the winter.