About Us

Mission Statement

Des Moines County Conservation is dedicated to the sustainability of natural resources through land stewardship, conservation education and by providing quality outdoor recreation opportunities.

A Vision for Land Stewardship

Des Moines County Conservation will “lead by example” in the management of lands, waters and facilities under its control.

A Vision for Conservation Education

Des Moines County Conservation will develop an environmentally responsible community.

A Vision for Outdoor Recreation

Des Moines County Conservation will create and maintain places to go that provide and encourage public participation in outdoor recreation. 

A Vision for Department Administration

Des Moines County Conservation will strive to operate with the highest degree of efficiency and fiscal responsibility while providing the highest level of customer service.