Our Mission

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

Upcoming Events

Online Auction

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BCCD is auctioning off 3 barns for salvage at the Ballard Farm Conservation Area. Please see details at Obenauf Auctions Online.

Auction Ends at 10:10 am on May 7, 2018

Archery Qualification

The Archery Hunt Program Qualifications Dates are as follows:

Saturday, May 5th       8:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, May 8th        8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 10th     12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

These qualifications will take place at the Kishwaukee Valley Conservation Area – 9416 US Route 20, Garden Prairie, Illinois

Note:   There are no make-up dates or additional qualification dates scheduled at this time

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Status

The following sites are now open:
Edwards Conservation Area, LPT County Line , Tuttle/Clarkson Conservation Area, O.O. Stimes Park, Piscasaw Fen Conservation Area, Kishwaukee Valley Conservation Area and East County Line Conservation Area

Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area remains closed at this time.