NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION
Pre-construction work has begun on the Prairie Springs Recreational Trail. The work being done at this time consists mainly of clearing and grubbing along the trail from the Cresco Yard Waste Site down to the Prairie’s Edge Nature Center. Please be aware that this section of the trail is now closed! Please obey all trail closure barricades. These closures will also affect potions of the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. When using these trails, if you come to a trail closure,
PLEASE TURN AROUND and go back the way you came. Please bear with the Howard County Conservation Department and the City of Cresco as we work to improve the Prairie Springs Recreational Trail for all users!
ALL Howard County Conservation managed campgrounds are open for the 2023 camping season!
The HCCB does NOT take reservations, campsites are filled on a first come first serve basis!
11562 Valley Avenue PO Box 157 Cresco, Iowa 52136
The Howard County Conservation Board
The Howard County Conservation Board (HCCB) was authorized by a vote of the people at a general election in 1956, for the purpose of acquiring and developing county parks, preserves, wildlife areas, forests and other conservation areas and to encourage the wise management of our natural resources.
The conservation board consists of five individuals who show demonstrated interests in conservation and recreational activities. conservation board members are appointed by the Board
of Supervisors to staggered 5 - year terms and serve without compensation.
HOWARD COUNTY CURRENT
Dennis Christensen - Chairman
Don Burnikel - Vice-Chairman
Mike Natvig, Gerry Haar, Diane Kueker
The monthly regular board meetings of the Howard County Conservation Board are the first Wednesday of the month. The meetings begin at 4:00 pm at the Prairie's Edge Nature Center
Prairie's Edge Nature Center
11562 Valley Ave PO Box 157 Cresco IA 52136
Mon - Fri 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm
Office Phone number: (563) 547-3634
Lake Hendricks number: (641) 985 - 2127
Conservation Director: Jeff Korsmo
Park Ranger: Ryan Sindelar
Park Ranger: Craig Fencl
Naturalist: Angela Bries
Lake Hendricks Ranger: Skyler Foley
Bonair Shooting Range Information
Howard County Conservation Board
Please take a moment to get to know us and feel free to stop in so
we can get to know you too!
Howard County is fortunate to be blessed with an abundance of wildlife and is rich in natural resources. Three major rivers, the Wapsipinicon, Turkey and Upper Iowa, along with Crane Creek and many tributary streams and ponds intermingle through a diversity of woodlands.
Thank you for visiting and exploring all of the
Howard County, Iowa Conservation Areas