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


See what your Conservation District is doing throughout the season! Download our Fall Newsletter here.


pondpackNew Discovery Packs Available

The Boone County Conservation District has created four new Discovery Packs: Birds, Into the Forest, Private Eyes and Ponds. These packs are available for check-out by reserving them with Tina Dawson at (815) 547-7935 or A deposit is required to secure your pack, but there is no charge for the use of the pack.

Teachers/Scouts/Homeschoolers –

We are now scheduling for winter programs. You can visit our website for more information.

Please call or email to reserve a date.     (815)547-7935

We are a an official GSNIPreferred_Front
Preferred Partner of the Girl Scouts.


After School Birthday Parties

Click here for information on children’s birthday parties at BCCD!


Don’t miss this celebration of Christmas the way it used to be!
Click here for more information.

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Closures

Distillery Road , LIB , Ipsen Road and Newburg Village will be closed to the general public on the dates listed below for hunting.
November 7th & 8th
November 20th,21st, & 22nd
December 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th December 19th & 20th
December 31st
January 1st, 2nd & 3rd
January 16th & 17th

Beaver Bluffs (dog park will be open),  Kinnikinnick Creek, Piscasaw Fen, Funderburg, Kishwaukee Valley, Sewell, Kishwaukee East County Line, Ballard Farm and Rainbow Gardens  will be closed to the general public on the dates listed below for hunting.
November 14th & 15th
November 20th 21st & 22nd
November 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th
December 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th
December 10th—27th
December 31st
January 1st, 2nd, & 3rd