The Fayette County Conservation Board Program is divided into four separate but related areas: a county park system, an environmental education program, a wildlife management program, and a roadside management program. The parks system involves the maintenance, management and development of seven parks, river access’s, and wildlife area’s. These area’s provide facilities for outdoor recreation for
the residents of Fayette County and others from all over. Wildwood Nature Center and Gilbertson Nature Center serve as the headquarters for our educational program. Through school programs, general public
programs, and other programs with youth and civic groups, the county naturalists hope to educated the citizens of Fayette County about their natural world around them. For more information about the Environmental Education Program contact the Gilbertson Nature Center.
Restoring wildlife habitat is the focus of our wildlife management program. Much of our works occurs on private land with the cooperation of local landowners.
All 1,135 miles of secondary road ditches are under the management of our Roadside program. This program is responsible for the of noxious weeds, reestablishment of native prairie species where possible and the removal of brush where needed.
The Fayette County Conservation Board invites all questions and comments and urges everyone to visit our facilities or attend a board meeting. The Conservation Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Wildwood Nature Center.