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


We’re in the heat of summer now! Check out the fun in our Summer issue of Riffles and Eddies.  Click here to download


pondpackNew Discovery Packs Available

The 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.

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

Firearm Hunt Qualifications

The Firearm Hunt Lottery will be held at noon on Friday, August 28 at the BCCD office located at 603 North Appleton Road.

Firearm Qualifications will be held:

Wednesday, September 9th from 4 to 7 pm

Sunday, September 20th from 3 to 6 pm

Saturday, October 3rd from 9 am to noon.

There is a $15 fee for qualifying one firearm. Each additional firearm will cost $10 to qualify.

Email the office in advance to sign up for qualification.

Full details can be found here.

Conservation Area Closures

All conservation areas a now open.