Iowa Master Conservationist Program

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Henry County and Des Moines County, in coordination with local conservation organizations, are pleased to offer the Iowa Master Conservationist Program in 2022. The Iowa Master Conservationist Program gives Iowans hands-on interaction with the diversity of Iowa’s natural resources. The program teaches about wildlife and plant communities and provides accurate information on a broad range of conservation issues. Ultimately, it provides individuals the resources to make informed choices for leading and educating others on a sustainable lifestyle in Iowa.

This program consists of approximately 16 hours of online curriculum and seven in-person meetings. The online modules will include lessons and resources by Iowa State subject-matter experts to be reviewed at the participants’ own pace at home. Module topics include conservation history and science, understanding Iowa ecosystems – prairies, forests, watersheds, implementing conservation practices in human dominated landscapes and developing skills to help educate others about conservation practices.

The seven in-person meetings will be held at various Henry and Des Moines County locations from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on April 7 and 14, June 30, July 7, October 13, 20, and 27. Each in-person meeting will be led by local conservation experts to demonstrate how the principles covered in the online curriculum play out locally.  A meal will be provided at the start of each meeting.

Registration Fee: $100 (due at the time of registration)

To register contact the Henry County Extension Office at 319-385-8126 or stop by 127 North Main Street in Mount Pleasant. Checks made payable to Henry County Extension. Credit Cards are accepted.

Registration deadline is April 1 at 12:00 p.m.