NOW HIRING: Hardin County Conservation is seeking a full-time Interpretive Program Assistant. This position will be stationed at Calkins Nature Area, Iowa Falls, Iowa. Under the direct supervision of the Director and Nature Center Manager, this position will coordinate, develop, plan and conduct environmental education and interpretive programs along with related materials. Informational programs are to be provided for schools and teachers, youth and adult groups, service groups, the general public, community organizations, and agencies. Read more...


On behalf of the Hardin County Conservation Board, Staff and myself, we welcome you to beautiful Hardin County. Hardin County is a hidden gem in the middle of Iowa farm country, we have many fantastic areas for you to get outdoors and recreate in. Whether your bird watching or geocaching, canoeing or hunting, camping or just hiking, we have something for everyone. While you’re here be sure to check out the museum at the Calkins Nature Area complete with a renowned Native American Artifact Collection and several other amenities. You are going to want to see the Sac and Fox Overlook with its impressive views or spend a weekend in one of our cozy log cabins near Steamboat Rock. With quiet, friendly little towns and businesses we’re sure you’ll want to visit us often.

Thanks for visiting Hardin County Conservation!

Wes Wiese, Director
Hardin County Conservation