Master Conservationist Program

The Master Conservationist Program is administered through the Natural Resources team within ISU Extension and Outreach – Agriculture and Natural Resources. The project coordinator and county extension offices collaborate to plan offerings of the program, and a local organizing committee is responsible for planning field visits and classroom discussions that are paired with structured online lessons completed before attending.

Master Conservationist in Dallas County

Join this 6-week program on the history and current opportunities for conservation in Iowa highlighting Iowa’s landform, forests, prairies, wetlands, and rivers in our area. The program pairs in-person demonstrations and discussions led by local experts and online, self-paced lessons from Iowa State University experts.


The cost for this program is $95 and includes all materials.

Fees for this program will be used to offset direct expenses for the program.


All classes are from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

August 3rd – Introduction Dallas County Fairgrounds & Take a walk in the Raccoon River

August 10th – Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystem -Prairies – Walk through a prairie.

August 17th - Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems - Forest -Walk in the Woods.

August 24th - Understanding Iowa’s Ecosystems – Aquatics -Visit a Wetland environment.

August 31st – Conservation in Your Back Yard - Urban Conservation – See examples being used.

September 7th – Planting the Seeds of Conservation – Putting it all together.


Registration deadline: July 28th or until class is full. 

For questions call the extension office at 515-993-4281