The mission of Story County Conservation (SCC) is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Story County:
- Educating citizens to be wise caretakers of our natural environment
- Providing recreational opportunities
- Wisely managing our natural resources
Story County Conservation works to provide central Iowa with a variety of outdoor leisure opportunities and quality recreational facilities. Story County Conservation maintains 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas within the county.
The Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management department assists private landowners in developing and managing wildlife and habitat plantings and maintains vegetation along Story County roads.
The Environmental Education Program works with school districts and day cares to provide classroom programs and outdoor field trips that promote environmental awareness and enjoyment of our natural resources.
In an effort to reduce the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and protect our natural resources, the Story County Conservation Board prohibits the importation of firewood from outside the county into Story County Conservation parks and natural areas. To learn more about EAB and SCCB's firewood resolution, click here.
For additional information about the services, programs and facilities offered by Story County Conservation, please utilize the following contact information:
STORY COUNTY CONSERVATION
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010-9451
PHONE: (515) 232-2516
Activities in Story County
Parks in Story County