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

Employment Opportunities

Boone County Conservation District is hiring a full-time maintenance position and a part-time seasonal educator. Click here for details.

Applications for the maintenance position are available at 603 N Appleton Rd. Belvidere and online at www.bccdil.org. To request a job-description or submit a resume for part-time seasonal educator position, e-mail tdawson@bccdil.org. No phone calls. Application open till positions are filled. E.O.E


A Gathering of Spirits and A Festival of Friends

A Concert by Carrie Newcomer

Saturday, September 30th
2:00 pm

Highland Community College
Student Conference Center, Room H201
Freeport, IL

Updated Archery and Firearm Information

This information is now online and can be reached from the Archery Program page or the Firearm Program page.


Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Closures

All conservation areas are currently open. This includes the horse trail at Kinnikinnick Creek.

Seed Sales

Seed Savers and Baker Creek heirloom seeds are available for purchase at the Boone County Conservation District. Save the cost of shipping and buy your seeds at the Roger D Gustafson Nature Center.

Proceeds from the seed sales benefit the Heirloom Garden Program.

For more information, click here.