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Howard County Iowa - Conservation

Mission Statement

Our Purpose

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.

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Rules & Regulations

Current Conservation Board Members

  Dennis Christensen: Chairman
  Don Burnikel: Vice Chairman
  Diane Kueker: Secretary
  Mike Natvig: Member
  Gerry Haar: Member


11562 Valley Ave P O Box 157 Cresco IA 52136

Prairie's Edge Nature Center.
- Friday

8:00am - 12:00pm  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:30pm

Office Phone Number

Phone number: (563) 547-3634
Fax number: (563) 547- 5309
Lake Hendricks Number: (641) 985- 2127

Conservation Director: Harold Chapman

Howard County Conservation Links

Meeting Information: The monthly regular board meetings of the Howard County Conservation Board are the first Wednesday of the month. The meetings begin at 4:00PM at the Prairie's Edge Nature Center.

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.

Howard County Conservation Contact

Howard County Conservation

Prairie's Edge Nature Center

11562 Valley Ave PO Box 157 Cresco IA 52136

Memorial Day  –  Labor Day

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Phone number: 
(563) 547-3634

Fax number: (563) 547-5309

Conservation Director: Harold Chapman

Park Ranger: Ryan Sindelar

Lake Hendricks Number: (641) 985-2127