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

Appropriations for Corporate Funds for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year have been posted here.

New Land Acquisitions

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of two important Conservation Lands — Silberhorn Conservation Area and Savannah Oaks Conservation Area!

These two new conservation areas have been established to help preserve important habitats and expand public opportunity for passive recreation.  Both sites are identified as critical and sensitive lands by the Boone and Winnebago County Regional Greenways Plan, the Boone County Comprehensive Plan, and the Boone County Conservation District’s (BCCD) Master Plan.    We use these resources to ensure our efforts with land acquisition are focused on implementing our mission and purpose.

Read more about these new sites here.

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Parks & Conservation Foundation Boone County Cleanup

The Parks and Conservation Foundation will be hosting a Boone County Community Cleanup on Saturday April 27, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help with the cleanup. This is a great opportunity for individuals, scouts and organizations volunteer to make a difference in your community.

To learn more, click here

Seasonal Maintenance Workers

The Boone County Conservation District is now accepting applications for Seasonal Maintenance Workers.

Please download the job description and application by clicking on the following links:

Job DescriptionApplication

Conservation District Status

Attention Bow Hunters

Qualifying for the BCCD archery hunt will be held on:

Saturday, May 4th
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Tuesday, May 7th
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday,  May 9th
12:00 noon. – 7:00 p.m.

(no make up  or additional dates will be scheduled)

We are no longer providing a warm up target at the archery qualifications.  Participants will need to come prepared do their qualification.

Kishwaukee Valley Conservation Area
9416 US Rt. 20
Garden Prairie, IL

More information on Bow Hunting is located here.

Firearm Hunting information is located here.

Trail Sign