Our Mission

To preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations.

What’s New


Boone County Conservation District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period April 1, 1015 through March 31, 2016  has been made by WIPFLi CPAs and Consultants, 328 W. Stephenson, Freeport, IL 61032, and that a report of such audit dated March 31, 2016 has been filed with the County Clerk of Boone County, Illinois, in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection at 603 N. Appleton Road, Belvidere, Illinois during regular business hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday except for holidays.


Is it hot enough for you?? Here’s our summer newsletter, hot off the presses! Download our Summer Newsletter here.


BCCD Approves New Ordinance

BCCD Ordinance #98-A has approved the Long Prairie Trail Public Utility and Telecommunications Crossing Ordinance at their June meeting. You may download a copy of the ordinance by following this link.

BCCD’s Response to the GLBTC Newly Proposed Railroad and Utility Route

Follow this link to review the documents submitted to the Surface Transportation Board at the scoping meeting held on April 19th, 2016 at the Boone County Community Building in Belvidere, Illinois.  Otherwise all of the documents submitted can be found under the “Get Involved” tab in the top menu bar of this home page.  There is a primary heading and four sub-heading menus listed there.  Great Lakes Basin Transportation Corporation Documentation


Beginning September 19th, the BBCD Office will be closing for lunch from noon to 12:45 pm daily.


Volunteer Opportunity

BCCD is in search of avid birders to assist staff in conducting surveys in our conservation areas! You don’t have to be an expert; if you have particular interest and knowledge in bird identification, we’d be happy to have you accompany staff in the field for an informal hike through high quality sites and project areas. All findings will help guide habitat management therein. If you’re interested, send us a message or tell a birder you know!!

Upcoming Events

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Closures

All parks are currently open.

Listen to Dan Kane speak about the Boone County Conservation District

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Firearm Hunt Information

The firearm hunt information has been updated for 2016. Please click Firearm Hunt Information to see the current details. The Firearm Lottery is closed for 2016.

2016-2017 Archery Hunt Information

This information has been updated for the upcoming season. You can find this information here.