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Report fish and wildlife
violations to the Turn in
Poachers (TIP) Program by
calling 1-800-532-2020.
Provide as much information
as possible while remaining
annonymous. A conservation
officer will be dispatched to

WCCB Contact Information:

34496 110th Avenue
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: (641)565-3390
Toll: (888)841-8580

[Please do not call us if you need information about rural recycling. Instead, call Waste Management at 888-960-0008. Thank you!]

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General Downloads:

WCCB brochure

Winnebago River Water Trail brochure

Permit application for the Holland Youth Hunting Area

List of public shooting dates at the Florence Trap Shooting Range

Map to Thorpe Park

Northland Nature Trail guide (Thorpe park)

Lake Catherine Cabin Information:

Lake Catherine Cabin brochure

Available dates at the Lake Catherine Cabin

Lake Catherine Cabin reservation form

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There are 13 permitted geocaches hidden on WCCB areas!
Check out these geocaches by clicking on the links on our Environmental Education or Parks and Wildlife Areas pages!


Welcome to the Winnebago County Conservation Board,
one of 99 county conservation boards in Iowa.

We are located in the rolling hills of north-central Iowa's prairie pothole region.

Our purpose is to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for everyone and to protect and conserve our natural resources.

Scroll down for the latest news and browse through our web site often to see what we have to offer! And, be sure to contact us if you have any comments or questions!

emerald ash borerNotice:
In light of the emerald ash borer invasion in Iowa,
the WCCB adopted a new firewood policy
at its April board meeting.
It is now required that all firewood brought into WCCB-managed parks and wildlife areas
be from within Winnebago County.
For a copy of the resolution, click here.
For more information about the
emerald ash borer, check out this web site.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter,and Pinterest!

And also be sure to check out the
Winter edition of "The Prairie Country Quarterly"
as well as the new
April edition of the Outdoor Journal!

Public shooting dates have been set Florence
                                                          Trap Shooting
at the Florence Trap Shooting Range through June.
Click here for the list of dates.

                                                          ReLeafOrder trees now through our
Operation ReLeaf event!

Please call ahead (641-565-3390) for tree availability before ordering.

The trees will each be from 3'-8' tall,
depending upon the species,
and the cost will be $25/tree, with a limit of two trees.
(The average retail cost of each tree is $65.)
You can download an order form here.

The trees will be available for pickup at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds
in Thompson on Wednesday, April 23rd,
between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.

There will also be an optional, free tree-planting workshop that day,
sponsored by the Iowa DNR!
(You do not need to buy a tree through Operation ReLeaf to attend the workshop.)
The program will be held from 5:00-5:30 at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds.
To sign up for the workshop, simply send in this registration form

Treat yourself to a relaxing stay  
at the Lake Catherine Cabin!

Summer cabin rates went into effect on April 1st:
$50/night during the week
$65/Friday and Saturday nights

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  For more information about the cabin,
you can download the following items:
Lake Catherine Cabin Brochure
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Policy
Lake Catherine Cabin Rental Agreement
Available Dates