About Us

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Annual Report

FY 23 Report

Mission Statement

A network of high-quality parks, habitats, trails, and water supported by communities passionate about nature.  


To engage the community's stewardship and enjoyment of its natural resources. 

Historical Overview

The Dubuque County Conservation Board consists of five County residents who are appointed by the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors. They are given, by terms of the State Code of Iowa, the responsibility to:

  • acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the County [and its visitors] public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, county forests, wildlife and other conservation areas
  • promote and preserve the health and welfare of the people
  • encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources
  • cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation