Linn County Conservation manages 28 areas within the county that include over 100 miles of multi-use trails, 320 campsites, an observatory, a learning center, a modern shooting range, a historic schoolhouse, an arboretum, a watercraft rental facility and a learning center that offers high-quality educational programming for the benefit of the public. Linn County Conservation The county conservation program is supported by a property tax levy through the Board of Supervisors, user fees, state and federal grants, as well as gifts and donations.

Core Functions

  • Manages and maintains 28 areas in Linn County
  • Provides educational programming, both on and off site
  • Provides spaces for outdoor recreation and equipment rental
  • Administers the Linn County Water and Land Legacy Bonds
  • Oversees park facility rentals
  • Manages natural resources and land within the county, including prescribed burning, invasive species control and wildlife food plots

Additional information about Linn County Conservation can be found at

  1. Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC

    Conservation Board recognized for leading effort in the 1,000 Acre Pollinator Initiative by the Iowa Association of Counties. Read on...
  2. Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

    Linn County park part of initiative inviting residents and visitors to explore Iowa’s outdoors Read on...
  3. Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

    Linn County's sustainability efforts receive national attention. Read on...
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