Conservation Board

Conservation Board Meetings

Monthly meetings of the County Conservation Board are usually scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center northwest of Cedar Rapids. All meetings are open to the public. Call for a specific time at (319) 892-6450.

Wickiup Hill Learning Center
10260 Morris Hills Road
Toddville, Iowa 52341

Meeting Minutes

Agendas and minutes for Conservation Board Meetings are available through the Agenda Center

Current Conservation Board Members and 2016 officers


  • Kristin Eschweiler,  President        
  • Hillary Hughes, Vice President          
  • Steve Emerson, Secretary                    
  • Cindy Burke, Member
  • George Kanz, Member
See a list of past board members.

Under the jurisdiction of the Code of Iowa, the Linn County Conservation Board was established by popular vote in 1958. The role of the Conservation Board is to provide general oversight and make policy decisions to direct the conservation program. Linn County Conservation Board, along with the other 98 conservation boards in the state of Iowa, is possible because of the County Conservation Law passed by the Iowa State Legislature in 1955. That law, Chapter 350 of the Code of Iowa, gave each county the ability to create a county conservation board.

The conservation board is authorized to acquire, develop, maintain and make available to the inhabitants of the county conservation areas, parks, preserves, playgrounds, recreational centers and public museums. The board is to promote and preserve the health and general welfare of the people, encourage the orderly development and conservation of natural resources, and to cultivate good citizenship by providing adequate programs of public recreation.