History of the Conservation Board
Adair County was settled in 1849, with the county organized in 1851 and named after General John Adair, an officer in the War of 1812. Adair County consists of 573 square miles, or over 360,000 acres. Today, 1,034 acres of this county are preserved in 10 county recreation areas.
These areas are managed by the Adair County Conservation Board, which was established by the voters in the general election of 1958. The purpose of the Board is to make available to the public high-quality parks, recreation, conservation, and an environmental education system for the citizens of Adair County and the State of Iowa.
The five members of the Conservation Board are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for five-year terms, without pay. The Adair County Conservation Board welcomes any questions or comments about how we can better serve you.