The Montgomery County Conservation Board was founded to promote conservation, preserve wildlife, create a safe environment to fuel recreational hobbies, and provide meaningful experiences by mean of hands-on education. We strive to evoke a sense of community and devotion to our local wildlife areas. Explore local wildlife and check out our programs today! We offer a wide variety of topics for all ages at little to no cost. Interested in joining our team? Check out our volunteer opportunities to become involved with your local conservation.
Come join our naturalist for a hands-on experience with your local wildlife. Our programs are offered at little to no cost, and aim to create a memorable experience. Check out our calendar for future programs and registration information.
We manage 10 beautiful parks and wildlife areas to support outdoor recreation. Hiking opportunities are plentiful through all areas. Our lakes and ponds are stocked with fish and provide easy access for kayakers. Check out our "Recreation" tab for more information.
The Wolfe Nature Center is located at the Anderson Conservation Area. It serves as a meeting place for organizations and schools to have an immersive learning experience. The nature center is open by appointment only. Call our office today to schedule a visit!
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Wild Women in the Woods is a series of gatherings of women 21 years and older who wish to build confidence via outdoor skills. This group will serve to provide a safe space for women to feel open, provide new experiences, and foster new connections within our community. This year’s topics include home brewing, beading,…
This May, the Montgomery County Conservation Board will be holding the 25th Oregon Trail Day event! Over 200 students gather at the Anderson Conservation Area and travel back in time to the 1840s for this all day event. Students interact with actors and presenters along the Oregon trail and learn about life in during the…
In March of 2022, Montgomery County Conservation offered the first hide tanning class to community members and beyond. We had participants from Omaha, Mount Ayr, and even Missouri travel to attend this class. Over the course of 2 weeks, attendees gathered at the Wolfe Nature Center a total of four times and worked rabbit hides…