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Welcome to Boone County Conservation! 

Boone County is located in central Iowa just west of Ames and northwest of Des Moines. The county conservation board manages 9 parks and recreation areas, including the High Trestle Trail Bridge. These areas encompass some 1254 acres and 9 miles of paved multi-use trail. Each of these unique areas has something wonderful to offer to the public. From trekking through prairies and oak savannas, to picnicking, camping, hunting, fishing, and even golfing, we hope that you will immerse yourself in all our areas have to offer. 

We also offer year-round educational and recreational programs for all ages to enjoy. Check out upcoming events on our online calendar!

            Boone County Conservation Board Members:
                      Becky Roorda, Chair
                      Neil Goeppinger, Vice Chair/Secretary
                      Marilyn Jordan
                      Molly Ketchum
                      Alvin Treloar

                Boone County Conservation Board Staff:
                      Tanner Scheuermann, Executive Director
                      Eric Fisher, Operations Manager
                      Roger Zimmer, Golf Course Superintendent
                      Steve Nugteren, Park Ranger
                      Katie Healy, Naturalist

                  Boone County Conservation Board
                      610 H Ave.
                      Ogden, IA 50212
                      Office:  515-353-4237