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History of the Hancock County Conservation Board

In 1955 the Iowa State Legislature passed a law allowing counties to establish county conservation boards to create more recreation opportunities for the residents of the State of Iowa. The Hancock County Conservation Board was established by a vote of the Hancock County residents in 1959.  The Hancock County Conservation Board consists of five county resident citizens that are appointed by the county supervisors to set forth policies on the acquisition and development of various county-owned/ managed areas for the benefit of the county's inhabitants and its guests. Since its establishment in 1959, the conservation board has become owners/ managers of several public areas, together totaling over 1,200 acres!

Hancock County Conservation Board Members
Tim Ackarman - Miller
Tad Hartwig – Garner
Jane Cook – Britt
Dan Stromer – Klemme
Matt Schoneman - Garner

Mission Statement
The Hancock County Conservation Board is committed to the preservation and maintenance of our natural resources and to provide outdoor recreation and environmental education in Hancock County.