Buchanan County, Iowa

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Buchanan County Conservation

The Conservation Board offices are located at Fontana Park Interpretive Nature Center.  Buchanan County Conservation Board provides parks, prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and river accesses for both people and wildlife. The Conservation Board cares for 39 properties, and features an award-winning Environmental Education Program.  The Conservation Board's mission is to "improve quality or life through programs of conservation and education."

Enjoy Buchanan County rivers

Nature Center display floor hours are:
Monday - Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weekends April 15th - October 31st 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends November 1st - April 14th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Nature Center can open by appointment by calling (319) 636-2617
Winter: Nature Center may be closed if travel conditions are "Not Advised,"
please call in advance (319) 636-2617.

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Win Two Red Cedar Adirondack Chairs!

WOLF TRIP information - Cost: Single $630.00 Double $425.00 Triple $355.00 Quad $325.00

Includes Transportation, 3 nights in Motel, 1 breakfast, 1 deluxe Box Lunch with dessert, Admissions to Wolf Center, Bear Center, & Light House, all gratuities
Brochure is being created.  Call the nature center to be put on a list to have brochure sent to you when it is finished.

Would you like to find out more about wildlife, county programs, Iowa fishing reports and more? Please email bccbdan@iowatelecom.net to be placed on the Conservation Listserve. You will receive approximately 2-3 emails a week about conservation programs in Iowa.