Prairie Heritage Center Open on Saturdays!

The Prairie Heritage Center is entering another phase of reopening.  Beginning July 11, 2020, we will again be welcoming guests on Saturdays between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Visitors are also welcome Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We have developed some guidelines to help us ensure the safety…

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Get to Know our Areas: Round Two!

Most people are familiar with one or two areas that the conservation board manages.  This summer there is an opportunity to explore more!  The “Get to Know the Conservation Board Areas” activity will give you a guided plan to check out 19 of the 25 areas managed by the conservation board. Download the form or…


2019 Camping Coupons’ Expiration Date Pushed to October, 2021

Did you purchase camping coupons last year that are marked with an expiration date of October, 2020?  If so, please note that those coupons will now be honored through October of 2021.  We understand that some may not be able to make it this season due to COVID-19, so please stay home and take care…


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  Public programs will be cancelled during this time.  Camping as well as cabin…


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…


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…

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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 have a NEW email address!

The O’Brien County Conservation Board is migrating to a new email address!  Please take a moment to update your records to the following:


Nature’s Art Series 2019

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.