Iowa’s County Conservation Board system began in 1955. In 1962 the people of Dallas County voted to authorize a Conservation Board with the purpose of acquiring and developing county parks, preserves, forests, wildlife, and other conservation resources and to provide environmental programming to cultivate citizenship and conservation ethic. The Conservation Board sets policy and oversees the activities of the Conservation Department.
"To protect, preserve, and enhance our natural resources by providing opportunities to improve the public’s quality of life through environmental education, ecosystem management, outdoor recreation, and historic preservation.”
Meet the dedicated group of individuals whose time and talents make Dallas County Conservation a success: