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Oak Hickory Newsletter 
Oak Hickory newsletters

2023 December (PDF)  or flipbook format 

2023 August (PDF)

2023 April (PDF)

2022 December (PDF)

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2022 update (PDF)

Annual Reports

The Linn County Conservation Board compiles and submits an annual report to the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

2023 Annual Report (PDF)

2022 Annual Report (PDF)

2021 Annual Report (PDF)

Economic Benefits of Natural Areas

Linn County Conservation parks, preserves, natural areas and trails provide conservation education and outdoor recreation opportunities for visitors, thus translating into economic benefits to the region. Prairie, trees and forests, wetlands, and other forms of permanent cover within Linn County Conservation managed properties additionally provide economic value.  Economic Benefits of Natural Resource Properties (PDF)

Master Plans
Master Plans

Morgan Creek Park Master Plan (PDF)

Pinicon Ridge Park Master Plan (PDF)

Wanatee Park Master Plan (PDF)

The Linn County Conservation Board approved Master Plans in 2015 for the 3 county flagship parks. The purpose and goals of the master park plans are to:

  • Serve as a guide for future development of the parks
  • Provide a means to determine best uses for the park and to optimize management of the parks’ natural and man-made resources
  • Serve as a general guide for future appropriate park uses and their approximate location within the park
  • Create a long range vision (10-20 years) for future development and programming.