Our Mission

To preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations.

Upcoming Events

Attn: Archery Hunters

The Boone County Conservation District (BCCD) will be conducting the archery lottery drawing on June 7, 2018 at starting at 12:00 noon at the Gustafson Nature Center, 603 N. Appleton Rd., Belvidere, IL.

The drawing is open to the public and you are invited to attend.

Archery Hunt Program information has been updated for 2018-2019. Be sure to read the New Stand and Dot Placement Instructions.


Firearm Hunters

The updated Firearm Hunting Program and Lottery Form are now online for 2018-2019. Be sure to register before August 13th at 3:00 pm. This year, you should choose a qualification time when you register.

Details are here.

Lottery Registration Form is here.

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Status

The following sites are now open:
Edwards Conservation Area, LPT County Line , Tuttle/Clarkson Conservation Area, O.O. Stimes Park, Piscasaw Fen Conservation Area, Kishwaukee Valley Conservation Area and East County Line Conservation Area

Kinnikinnick Creek Conservation Area is now open.