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Conservation History


The Howard County Conservation Board (HCCB) was authorized by a vote of the people at a general election in 1956, for the purpose of acquiring and developing county parks, preserves, wildlife areas, forests and other conservation areas and to encourage the wise management of our natural resources. 


The conservation board consists of five individuals who show demonstrated interests in conservation and recreational activities. Conservation board members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to staggered 5-year terms and serve without compensation


The Howard County Conservation Board welcomes you. Please take a moment to get to know us and feel free to stop in so we can get to know you too

Valley Ave 11562,  PO Box 157 Cresco IA 52136

Prairie's Edge Nature Center: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 2:30pm

Office Phone Number: (563) 547-3634
Fax Number:
(563) 547-5309

Lake Hendricks Number: (641) 985-2127

Conservation Director: Harold Chapman

Park Ranger: Ryan Sindelar
Park Ranger: Jeff Korsmo
Park Ranger: Craig Fencl
Naturalist: Angela Bries

 The Howard County Conservation Board in the provisions of services and facilities to the public does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age, or handicap.

  If anyone believes he or she has been subject to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Howard County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, US Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.



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