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The mission of Story County Conservation (SCC) is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Story County by wisely managing our natural resources, by providing recreational and leisure opportunities, and by educating citizens to be wise caretakers of our natural environment.

SCC manages over 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas for outdoor recreation and takes an active role in developing and managing wildlife habitat throughout the county, including assistance to private landowners. SCC also oversees the Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management program.

Program Registration

Register for programs and events on the computer, and pay with a credit or debit card. 
To view our upcoming programs and events, click here. (This is not for reserving a campsite -- all campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Rules & Regulations


In an effort to reduce the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) and protect our natural resources, the Story County Conservation Board prohibits the importation of firewood from outside the county into Story County Conservation parks and natural areas. To learn more about EAB and SCCB's firewood resolution,
click here.

Story County Conservation is a proud partner of the Plant. Grow. Fly. initiative through the Blank Park Zoo.
To learn more about our involvement with this project, 
click here.

Story County Conservation Center
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010

Ph: (515) 232-2516
Fax: (515) 232-6989

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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