County conservation boards have been created in all of Iowa's 99 counties and are governed by Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa.


  Jackson County, Iowa - Conservation

The Jackson County Conservation Board is responsible to acquire, develop, maintain and make the following available to the inhabitants of the county: public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreational centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, and to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.

The five-member board is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and serves without pay. Conservation Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month and are open to the public.

 

Conservation boards are local natural resource management and outdoor recreation agencies whose responsibilities are the following: to acquire, develop, maintain and make available public museums, parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, forests, wildlife and other conservation areas, to encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources and to provide adequate programs of public recreation.

Conservation boards also help educate local residents about the natural world in which we live, and administer roadside vegetation management programs.

County conservation boards have been created in all of Iowa's 99 counties and are governed by Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa.

When traveling, look for the "Arrowhead" transportation directional sign which will direct you to one of these fine areas.

Services provided by the Jackson County, Iowa Conservation Board includes:

Manage county parks, campgrounds, wildlife areas & Hurstville Interpretive Center,
Education programs.
Outdoor recreation areas for: camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, hunting, biking.

The Jackson County Conservation Board maintains their own website. For more information or applicable forms, please click here to visit their website.

Address of
Conservation office:
Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060


Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday

Hurstville Interpretive Center Monday - Friday
Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 P.M.

Saturday and Sunday

Noon - 4:00 P.M. (Winter hours - November through March)

Noon - 5:00 P.M. (Summer hours - April through October)


Phone Number:
(563) 652-3783

FAX Number:
(563) 652-2191

Executive Director:
Daryl Parker

Employees in
Conservation Office:

Office Manager
Pam True

Environmental Education Coordinator
Jessica Wagner

Naturalists
Jennifer Meyer
Emily Highnam

Park Rangers:
Ryan Owen
Jeannie Collins-Heer

Operation Technician
Jerry Widel


Conservation Links:
Jackson County Conservation Board website


Other Related Links:
Iowa Association of County Conservation Boards

Jackson County, Iowa
County Parks


Past Board Minutes

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