Christiansen Forest Preserve

55973 310th Street, Huxley IA 50124

Christiansen Forest Preserve is a 45-acre wooded tract near Huxley. In mid-June, it's a great place to pick wild raspberries and mulberries. The area is designated as a wildlife refuge; no hunting is allowed. Bird watching, geocaching, and several other activities are possible however we do not have picnic tables or grills available.


The property was donated to the conservation board in 1985 by Charles Christiansen. We are working to restore the landscape back to an oak savanna through a variety of methods like burning, goat grazing, tree girdling, etc.