Story County Conservation News

Check here for updates on major Story County Conservation projects, exciting announcements, and other nature news.

Oct 26

Soper's Mill Water Trail Access Improvements Complete

Posted on October 26, 2023 at 4:32 PM by Madison Nolte

Users of the South Skunk River will soon notice major improvements to Story County Conservation’s (SCC) Soper’s Mill Water Trail Access...Soper's Mill Aerial photo during fall color

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Sep 25

Controlled Goose Hunt Opens at Hickory Grove Park

Posted on September 25, 2023 at 8:41 AM by Madison Nolte

Story County Conservation is offering a controlled goose hunt to reduce the numbers and amount of time that geese use the lake as a fall and winter refuge.Banded goose leg Hickory Grove Goose Hunt 2022-2023 banded

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Aug 29

McFarland Lake Restoration - Pt. 3

Posted on August 29, 2023 at 2:02 PM by Madison Nolte

Progress has been slow, as moisture from rain and groundwater have remained in the silt-filled lakebed...Panoramic view of drained lake from dam

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