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




BCCD Approves New Ordinance

BCCD Ordinance #98-A has approved the Long Prairie Trail Public Utility and Telecommunications Crossing Ordinance at their June meeting. You may download a copy of the ordinance by following this link.

Internship Available

Boone County Conservation District is taking applications for Natural Areas Summer Intern position. Applications are available at 603 N Appleton Rd. Belvidere and online Application open till positions are filled. E.O.E.

Upcoming Events

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Closures


Hunting has concluded for the season at Distillery, Ipsen Road, Newburg Village, Lib and Beaver Bluffs

Kinnikinnick, Piscasaw Fen, Sewell and Kishwaukee Valley:

Beginning November 15th, these areas will be seasonally closed to the general public and will re-open in the spring. Hunting has concluded for the season.


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.