The mission of the Muscatine County Conservation Board is to
- preserve and enhance natural areas and resources in Muscatine County for the use and benefit of the community
- preserve sufficient natural habitats in Muscatine County
- ensure the survival of native plants and animals
- acquire, develop and manage land for public hunting, fishing, camping and recreation
- promote public appreciation and responsibility for the environment through education
The Muscatine County Conservation Board was approved by vote of the residents of the County in 1964 and began operation January 1, 1965. A five person Conservation Board, appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, sets policy and provides overall direction for staff. We currently manage 11 areas encompassing 1755 acres. These areas offer opportunities for hunting, fishing, camping, nature trails, conservation education programs and much more, all in beautiful natural settings.