Natural Resource & Land Management

Matsell Bridge Natural Area Wetland
Sandhill Crane

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

Core Functions


  • Restore native ecosystems to improve wildlife habitat, natural resource functions and diversity
  • Prairie management to include establishment, removal of woody species and prescribed burning
  • Conduct invasive species control
  • Manage timber resources, develop management plans, conduct timber stand improvement, crop tree release and savanna restoration
  • Conduct tree and shrub plantings for habitat, reforestation and park beautification.
  • Manage and plant food plots for wildlife
  • Maintain and implement a hazard tree program to ensure public safety.
  • Maintain crop leases for the conservation department as part of wildlife habitat program.
  • Manage and restore wetlands for wildlife habitat, water quality, & flood control.
  • Conduct landscaping of newly developed properties including trails and park improvement sites