Conservation Department

County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View

Contact Info

Naturalist:

Katie Struss

Office: 712-295-7985

Cell: 712 -229- 5136

Naturalist

  The naturalist presents environmental education programs to schools, the public, civic groups, and libraries. Below is a list of programs presented for civic groups. If you are an educator please contact the naturalist for a list of programming appropriate for school children.  Please visit our upcoming events page for upcoming public programs.

Bats

Birds of Prey – includes live raptors

Butterflies and Moths

Cattails and Craft (Fall Only)

Cross Country Skiing

Fishing

GPS

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

Hike

Hummingbirds

Insects

Mammals and Tracks

Monarch Tagging (Fall Only)

NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program)

Nocturnal Predators - includes live raptor

Owls – includes live raptor

Pond Study

Reptiles and Amphibians – includes live animals

Snakes – includes live animals

Snowshoes

Songbirds

Spiders

Suitcase for Survival

Trumpeter Swans

Wetlands

Wildflower Hike (Spring Only)

Winter Bird Feeding

Wild Ginger   Wild Ginger[4]