County Conservation Board Programs

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June 18, 2020 until further notice

  • Dump Station water is available (Campers are Encouraged to use Rubber Gloves when Handling Spigots & Hoses)
  • Camping Rates = $15/night
  • Playgrounds are open (Equipment is not sanitized; user discretion is advised)

Campground users are reminded to strictly abide to the social distancing rules and not gather in groups. Remember to stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, and bring supplies from home including disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer and other hygiene products.

Park Management

Our parks program includes 10 areas, three of which provide modern camping facilities.  These areas are managed to provide quality recreational opportunities, protect natural resources, and provide wildlife habitat.

Wildlife Management

Our wildlife program oversees 25 natural areas throughout the county, including prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and riparian habitats.  Technical assistance and equipment is available for wildlife habitat plantings on private land.

Roadside Management

Our roadside program manages 950 miles of county roadsides using integrated vegetation roadside management techniques, which includes spot spraying, brush control, controlled burning, and planting of native grasses and wildflowers.  Take a look at our Roadside Wildflowers Brochure for some of our Prairie Restoration Sites.

Environmental Education

Environmental education programming is provided for schools, youth, adults, and special needs groups.  In addition, a variety of public nature programs are offered throughout the year.

Careers in Conservation

Conservation Careers Brochure

Conservation Board Members

The Conservation Board consists of five county residents, from different regions of the county, appointed by the County Supervisors. Board members serve five year terms. These appointed members donate their time and work with the CGCCB staff to further conservation within Cerro Gordo County.

Jim Roseland



Stephen Gales


Mason City

Jacquelyn Arthur


Mason City

Shannon Anderson

Board Member

Mason City

Dudley Humphrey

Board Member

Mason City

Conservation Board Staff

Name Title

Mike Webb

Executive Director

Todd Von Ehwegen

Conservation Education Manager

Josh Brandt

Wildlife Area Manager

Ty Hamiel

Vegetation Manager

Barry Stecker

Natural Resource Biologist

Ryan Wilcke

Natural Resource Biologist

Todd Hansen

Outdoor Recreation Area Manager
Cory Behr Natural Resource Biologist
Mary Ermer

Office Manager


Agenda for the Regular meeting of the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board