Autumn Pioneer Festival


Due to the Festival, the BCCD Office will be closed September 20th and September 22 to 27 to setup and take down the Festival exhibits.

Haselton Conservation Area

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The 2015 tags for the Hammertime Dog Park are available only at Gustafson Nature Center, 603 N. Appleton Rd., Belvidere, IL.  Hours are: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you cannot make it to our office during normal working hours to purchase a tag for the dog park, please fill out the form (both pages) and mail it to our office along with your payment and we will mail you the tag.


Caring for Injured or Orphaned Animals

The Boone County Conservation District receives many calls about inured or orphaned wildlife. The BCCD does not operate a wildlife rehabilitation facility. It does have a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator who will receive calls during work hours if available. However, animals should not be brought to the office without calling first. Please do not leave animals in a box at our door. It only further endangers them and almost certainly seals their fate. [Read more…]

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