Welcome

welcomeborder

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Jun19
    Stand UP Paddleboard Yoga at the Red Oak Aquatic CenterTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmRed Oak Aquatic Center
  • Jun24
    Montgomery County Conservation Board MeetingTime: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmMontgomery County Conservation Offices
  • Jun25
    Camp Bison Session I (11-12 YO)Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Jun27
    Rusty Star Alpacas (Wild Women in the Woods)Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmAnderson Conservation Area
  • Jun29
    Forest Therapy Walk at Lake IcariaTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmLake Icaria
  • PUBLIC PROGRAMS

    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.

    Recreation

    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.

    Nature Center

    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!

    Headlines & Events

    Native plant sale

    The Montgomery County Conservation Foundation is hosting a native plant sale. We will be accepting orders until May 1st, 2024. We are offering 17 species of native plants to residents of Southwest Iowa. All proceeds go to the Montgomery County Conservation Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization established to provided meaningful connections and programs to Montgomery…

    Read More about Native plant sale

    Chronic Wasting Disease: Methods for Preventing the Spread

    Chronic Wasting Disease: Methods for Preventing the Spread By Cassie Sherwood, student at Northwest Missouri State University Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal, neurological disease which has blighted North American deer, elk, and moose populations since the 1980s. CWD is a progressive disease, taking up to three years to show signs in infected animals.…

    Read More about Chronic Wasting Disease: Methods for Preventing the Spread

    Roadside Survey Reflects Increase in Iowa Pheasant Populations

    Article by Cassie Sherwood, student at Northwest Missouri State University   Pheasant populations statewide in Iowa have reached the highest numbers in 7 years. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently released data from its annual August 2023 Roadside Survey which describes population counts for several wildlife species, including the ring-necked pheasant. The survey records…

    Read More about Roadside Survey Reflects Increase in Iowa Pheasant Populations

    By The Numbers

    Parks & Wildlife Areas
    Acres of Land
    Camping spots
    Programs in 2022
    2022 Program Attendance