Monthly meetings are held in the board meeting room of the Benton County Nature Center. Board meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Monday of each month, at 5:30 pm in summer months and 5:00 pm in winter months, unless otherwise posted. Other meetings are called as needed. Meetings are open to the public, and public notice is given for all meetings.
In 1955, the Iowa State Legislature passed a law providing for the creation of county conservation boards. In 1956, a public vote of Benton County residents authorized the creation of the Benton County Conservation Board. The BCCB was one of sixteen counties in Iowa to make a conservation board that year. The Benton County Conservation Board (BCCB) has been working on preserving Iowa’s natural heritage since that day. The BCCB built the first man-made lake by a county conservation department in the state of Iowa, "Hannen Lake.” These properties include bike and hiking trails, preserves, boat ramps, and campground facilities.
Board of Supervisors Liaison