Conservation

Services During COVID-19

Linn County’s top priority is the health and safety of employees and the public. That is why Wickiup Hill Learning Center has reopened on a reservation-only basis. Linn County will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and adjust County operations and safety measures as needed.

To make a reservation at Wickiup Hill or for questions, please call 319-892-6450 or email Conservation@linncounty.org.

Read more about our service modifications designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and customers safe.

Linn County Conservation  COVID-19 operations update (July 16) PDF

Linn County Conservation COVID-19 Lodge and Shelter Use Guidelines (PDF)

Linn County Conservation is asking the community to maintain social distancing standards of a minimum of six feet between you and other patrons. Avoid areas if becoming crowded. Also, continue to wash hands with soap and sanitizer. Linn County Conservation has a long standing carry in-carry out policy, so please take with you any trash that is brought into our areas.

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.

Core Functions:

  • Manages and maintains 28 areas in Linn County, which include parks, preserves, trails, and natural areas
  • Provides conservation education programming, both on and off site
  • Provides spaces for outdoor recreation and equipment rental
  • Oversees park facility rentals
  • Manages natural resources within the county, including pollinator prairie planting, prescribed burning, invasive species control and wildlife food plots on county public land.
  • Administers the Linn County Water and Land Legacy Bonds

Additional information about Linn County Conservation can be found at LinnCountyParks.com.

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