Educational Programs

Led by the Naturalist, the WCCB offers an award-winning range of programming options for the public and special interest groups. For more information, see Naturalist Services.

Shooting Range

The WCCB maintains a shooting range at Clemons Creek Wildlife and Recreation Area. The range offers 25, 50, and 100 yard ranges, a clay target range, and an archery range. All users must obtain a Shooting Range Certification by the WCCB Director, Park Ranger or Education Center Coordinator prior to using the range. 
To make an appointment for a Range Certification and other services contact us by calling 319-657-2400, or send an email.

Forestry Reserve


The Washington County Conservation Board is responsible for the inspection of Washington County timbers to determine if they qualify for property tax exemption under Iowa's Forestry Reserve Law.  Timbers of not less than 5 acres may be eligible provided they meet certain requirements such as the exclusion of livestock, at least 200 trees grow on each acre, and the land involved is not being used for economic gain except through approved forest management practices (as example forests in farm programs or leased for hunting are not eligible).  The deadline for application is February 1st.

Tree Planting Equipment Available

The WCCB provides 2, 3-point hitch mounted tree planters to area residents on a 1st-come, 1st-serve basis without charge. Generally, 2 persons can plant approximately 200 trees per hour using this tool. Hand planting bars are also available for small plantings or hard to access areas.

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