O’Brien County is offering a beaver tail bounty for beavers taken in O’Brien County between the dates of December 10, 2019 and April 15, 2020. The beavers will be accepted at the Mill Creek Park Conservation Board Shop, 5560 460th Street, Paullina on Mondays from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. The trapper must have a valid Iowa Furbearer License and the tail must be attached to the beaver(s) when presented for bounty. A bounty of $35.00 will be paid per tail
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Winter officially arrives soon. What kind of weather will it bring? Celebrate the season with a hike around the lake. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is holding a “Welcome Winter” hike on Friday, December 20, at 4:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Park. This activity will take place regardless of ground cover. Meet near the lodge. If there is snow on the ground, we will be trekking on snowshoes. Snowshoes will be available to borrow free of charge. If there is
Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center to enjoy some winter birding as well as a look at our winter Bald Eagles. We will be carpooling to various locations. This annual favorite will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4.
According to a famous children’s story – Owl Moon – a person needs to bring quiet, heat, bravery and even a little hope when going on an owl calling adventure! December is a great time to listen for these nocturnal birds as they start to stake their territory. This “Owl Prowl” program presented by the O’Brien County Conservation Board is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to learn more about these amazing birds. Gather at the south parking
Douma Park has been under construction this past summer. The Conservation Board expresses their gratitude for the patience of our park patrons. The transformation which has taken place at the park is amazing! When the campground opens next spring, the change will be dramatic. Fourteen paved camping pads include a patio area. The sites are wired with 20/30/50 AMP service and include both water and sewer connections. Half of the sites are pull through sites. All of the sites now
Valero Renewable Fuels of Hartley Donates Refrigerator for the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center
We would like to thank VALERO RENEWABLE FUELS of Hartley, Iowa for their very generous donation of a full-size refrigerator! This donation will be used at the Crosbie Wildlife & Nature Youth Center and will greatly improve our ability to provide snacks, meals and drinks for youth camps and programs. Thank you for your help, we are so grateful!
The O’Brien County Conservation Board is migrating to a new email address! Please take a moment to update your records to the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
The natural world is filled with color, shape and design. In 2019, the O’Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a monthly Nature’s Art Series to engage people of all ages in looking at nature through an artistic lens. Check our calendar for monthly events.
Check our calendar for conservation programs at your local library in January, February and March 2019.
Winter hours begin this weekend November 3. Visit us on Wednesdays through Fridays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and on Saturdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. during the months of November through April. Stop out when you are able. There is always something fun to do!