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Conservation Board

The Benton County Conservation Board's duty is to serve the residents of Benton County. The Board consists of five county residents appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Regular Meetings

Monthly meetings are held in the board meeting room of the Benton County Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Board meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Monday of each month, at 5:30 pm, unless otherwise posted. Other meetings are called as needed. Meetings are open to the public.

Board History

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.

 

If you are interested in serving on the Benton County Conservation Board, please reachout to us and view the information below!

Benton County Conservation Board Member Description 

Benton County Conservation Board Member Description

 

Click here to apply to be a Benton County Conservation Board Member

Benton County Board Application

Please send Benton County Conservation Board applications to [email protected] or mail to:

Benton County Human Resources
811 D Ave.
Vinton, Iowa 52349

 

 

Annual Report 

View Benton County Conserviation's Annual Report! 

Conservation Board

Dan Hill
Vinton
Term Ends: 12/31/24
Term Length: 5 Years
Samantha Hunt
Mt. Auburn
Term Ends: 12/31/28
Term Length: 5 Years
Mike LaGrange, Chair
Vinton
Term Ends: 12/31/25
Term Length: 5 Years
Randy Scheel
Garrison
Term Ends: 12/31/27
Term Length: 5 Years
Becky Van Wey
Vinton
Term Ends: 12/31/26
Term Length: 5 Years
Tracy Seeman
Board of Supervisors Liaison

2024 Conservation Board Meetings

April 8, 2024 · 5:30pm
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March 11, 2024 · 5:30pm
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February 12, 2024 · 5:30pm
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February 6, 2024 · 10:15am
Exempt Session with Board of Supervisors
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January 8, 2024 · 5:00pm
Virtual
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2023 Conservation Board Meetings

2022 Conservation Board Meetings