Author Archives: Amber Wetherell

Tired of Being in the House? Visit One of our Areas and Enjoy Being Outside!

If you’re looking for some fresh air and sunshine, the O’Brien County Conservation Board would like you to know that you are welcome to visit any of our areas and enjoy time spent outside!  Even if the gates are shut, you may still walk in to our parks or recreation areas.  Consider spending an afternoon at the Crosbie Wildlife and Nature Youth Center shooting archery!  Please remember to continue responsible social distancing practices, spacing out and restricting groups to ten

Temporary Closing

For the safety of the public, we are continuing to keep our doors closed to visitors until May 15, 2020.  Staff will still be working on site and remotely and can be contacted by phone or email at (712) 295-7200 or occb@obriencounty.org.  Public programs will be cancelled during this time.  Camping as well as cabin and shelter reservations will also be suspended until May 15.  Stay well!

Bald Eagle Watch

Celebrate our national bird with a come-and-go event.  Dr. Ross Dierks will be providing a special presentation about falcons at 2:00 p.m.  Enjoy watching the birds, taking part in activities, and celebrating raptors at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Douma Park Campground Renovations Complete

The long-awaited opening of Douma Park has finally arrived!  The park rangers and contractors have done an amazing job on the upgrade.  Visitors will hardly believe that it is the same park! The shower facility is an outstanding addition to the park.  This amenity alone will transform the park into a modern, attractive location.  Be sure to check out the registration station located under the awning between the front doors for your camping envelopes and other information. Spacious campsites have

Camping Season Coming Soon!

It is hard to believe that summer will soon be here!  The behind the scenes work has begun in our office and maintenance shop.  Our staff has started to prepare to offer the “best in class” service to our community and park patrons! With the additional camping sites available at Douma, there are nearly 100 choices of sites to stay at in the county!  All of our campsites included 20/30/50 AMP service and water.  Dog Creek South and Douma have

2020 Winter Library Series

Mark the dates for the Winter Library Series!  The Conservation Board is pleased to partner with local libraries to offer programming close to your home.  During the months of January, February, and March, the naturalist will be presenting programs in each of the county libraries. JANUARY – Who’s Who? Start the year with a light-hearted look at animal adaptations.  What makes an animal excellent at living in certain conditions?  Can you recognize an animal by its teeth, tongue, or tail? 

O’Brien County Beaver Tail Bounty

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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