Phone — (815) 547-7935

US Mail

Boone County Conservation District
603 N. Appleton Road
Belvidere, IL 61008

Click here for a map to the Administration Center

FOIA requests are to be sent to the address above. The names of FOIA officers are shown below.


Kathryn Rudy – President
George Thomas– Secretary
Anthony Phelps – Treasurer
Dave Balzer – Trustee

Board meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 PM at the Roger D. Gustafson Nature Center, 603 N. Appleton Road, Belvidere. All board meetings are open to the public. You can contact the Board of Trustees via e-mail at

STAFF (Click on Name to Send E-Mail)

Organizational Chart


Dan Kane — Executive Director

Enedelia Zavala – Customer Support Specialist *FOIA Officer


Tina Dawson Scott — Director of Education
Mark Freedlund – Program Support Coordinator
Pat Castro – Educator

Natural Resources

Joshua Sage — Director of Natural Resources
Aarron Minson — Natural Areas Manager

Buildings and Grounds

Nick Sheppard — Director of Lands and Facilities
AJ Barker — Field Technician 1

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