Conservation

Mission Statement

To preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and to improve community through access to parks, trails, open spaces and recreational opportunities that are managed sustainably for the present and future. 

Programs and Events

  • Register  and learn more about upcoming Conservation Education programs 
  • Sign up for our  eNEWS  group for the latest Linn County Conservation news, including our latest programs at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Conservation Seasonal Updates 

Access to Linn County Conservation parks, trails, natural areas, and facilities change with the seasons. Learn more by visiting the links below:

  • Camping
    • Information about our campgrounds, including availability throughout the season.
  • Matsell Bridge Shooting Range 
    • Details about the shooting range including rules and link to purchasing a permit. 

Conservation Board Mission: To preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and to improve community through access to parks, trails, open spaces and recreational and educational opportunities that are managed sustainably for the present and future.

Over 8,000 acres are managed by Linn County Conservation in the form of parks, trails, natural areas, and preserves for all to enjoy! Over 28 areas, 100+ miles of trail, over 300+ campsites, a nature center (Wickiup Hill Learning Center), and so much more! 

  1. Cedar Valley Nature Trail Construction to Begin in June with Intermittent Closures

  2. Recorded Grow Solar Education Program Now Available in ASL and Spanish

    Grow Solar Linn + Johnson Counties is a program that provides solar education and an opportunity to purchase affordable solar for homes and businesses. Read on...
  3. Derecho Debris Removal from Waterways

    The project goal is to protect bridge infrastructure and prevent flooding caused by blocked structures. Read on...
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