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

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.

Americorps Positions Posted

The AmeriCorp summer positions are now posted on the Severson Dells and AmeriCorp websites. If you know anyone that might be interested in applying,  or you want additional information, visit

Press Release – Acquisition of Important Conservation Lands

The Boone County Conservation District has a new conservation area located just north of the Village of Caledonia.  The new site, named Luckey Woods Conservation Area was purchased on August 16th, 2018.

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Ordinance 133 has been posted on our Ordinance page.

Ordinance 132 has been posted on our Ordinance page.

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

Natural Areas Technician Intern Position Open

This position functions to assist in implementing natural resources management of the Boone County Conservation District (BCCD). Additional responsibilities include:

  • Working in cooperation with managers and employees as needed to carry out the mission of the BCCD;
  • Assist with the everyday tasks associated with natural resources management and habitat restoration.

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Upcoming Events

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)

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

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Trail Sign

Conservation Area Closures 2018-2019

Closed for the Season

  • Kinnikinnick Creek
  • Picasaw Fen
  • East County Line
  • Kishwaukee Valley
  • O.O. Stimes
  • Tuttle Clarkson
  • Edwards
  • APF County Line Parking Lot