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
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:
county parks, campgrounds, wildlife areas & Hurstville Interpretive Center,
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.
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)
Closed (December - March)
Noon - 5:00 P.M. (Summer hours - April through October)
Environmental Education Coordinator
Jackson County Conservation Board website
Other Related Links:
Association of County Conservation Boards
Jackson County, Iowa
Past Board Minutes