Conservation

Mission Statement

To preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and to improve community through access to parks, trails, open spaces and recreational opportunities that are managed sustainably for the present and future. 

Over 8,000 acres are managed by Linn County Conservation in the form of parks, trails, natural areas, and preserves for all to enjoy! 28+ areas, 100+ miles of trail, over 300+ campsites, a nature center (Wickiup Hill Learning Center), and so much more!

MASK REQUIREMENT

Due to the rising spread of the COVID-19 Delta Variant, everyone regardless of vaccination status is required to wear a mask in Linn County facilities to protect against spreading the virus.  More here. 


Programs and Events

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Conservation Seasonal Updates 

Access to Linn County Conservation parks, trails, natural areas, and facilities change with the seasons. Learn more by visiting the links below:

  1. Winter Hours - Wickiup Hill Learning Center

    Wickiup Hill Learning Center will be closed on Sundays during the colder months. Read on...
  2. Wanatee Creek Name Change Now Official

    U.S. Board on Geographic Names has approved Linn County’s request to change the name of Squaw Creek in Linn County to Wanatee Creek. Read on...
  3. Linn County Conservation renames area Wanatee Park

    Board retires “Squaw Creek Park” name, supports changing creek name. Read on...
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