Our Mission

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

Upcoming Events

Comcast Cares Day 2018

Boone County Community Cleanup!

Join us on Saturday, April 21 from 8:00 am-1:00pm.

Volunteers will work on the Long Prairie Trail, Kinnikinnick Conservation Area, Spencer Park and Belvidere Park District sites; Red Horse Bend and Mary Bracken Homestead Park. Trash and recyclables will be collected by volunteers on the Long Prairie Trail. Brush clearing, hiking trail and horse trail cleanup, and trash pickup will be done at the Kinnikinnick Conservation Area and Belvidere Park District sites.

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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.


Updated Archery and Firearm Information

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