Natural Resource & Land Management

Natural Resources & Land Management staff work to protect, preserve and enhance the natural resources of Linn County through conservation practices.

Core Functions

  • Conduct prairie management, to include planting, mowing and prescribed burning
  • Conduct invasive species control
  • Evaluate timber resources, write management plans and proposals for timber management, conduct timber sales when appropriate, prepare contracts for timber sales. Conduct timber stand improvement
  • Conduct tree planting, both large scale seedling plantings and large landscape trees 
  • Develop food plot planting plan and plant food plots for wildlife. Information on what has been planted is available at Food Plots
  • Maintain and implement a hazard tree program, to ensure public safety. Remove hazard trees
  • Conduct landscaping of newly developed sites, such as trails, lodges and buildings
  • Maintain and write crop leases for the Department
  • Write and maintain vegetation management plan for Department, which includes chemical  application and purchase. 
  • Conduct habitat improvement through vegetation manipulation and the construction of wetlands