Howard County Iowa - Conservation Board - History

Howard County Conservation Board History and Purpose

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 five-year terms. Monthly meetings are held at the Prairie's Edge Nature Center every second Wednesday of the month. The meetings begin at 4:00 pm and are open to the public.




Dennis Christensen - Chairman
Don Burnikel - Vice-Chairman
Mike Natvig, Gerry Haar, Diane Kueker

 The Howard County Conservation Board in the provisions of services and facilities to the public does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, national origin, age, or handicap. If anyone believes he or she has been subject to such discrimination, he or she may file a complaint alleging discrimination with either the Howard County Conservation Board or the Office of Equal Opportunity, US Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.

Howard County Conservation Office

Prairie's Edge Nature Center
11562 Valley Ave

PO Box 157

Cresco IA 52136

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Office Phone number: (563) 547-3634

Lake Hendricks Number: (641) 985-2127

Conservation DirectorJeff Korsmo

Park Ranger: Ryan Sindelar

Park Ranger: Craig Fencl

Naturalist: Angela Bries

Lake Hendricks Ranger: Skyler Foley

The Conservation Boards role is to provide general oversight and make policy decisions to direct the conservation program.