We have a NEW phone number 712-790-8221. All trails are open! Come out and enjoy the nice weather!


Left to right

Sitting: Dan Gudahl, Jodi Bonney, James Johnston, Jim Ure, Chris Van Roekel, Jason Schultes and of course Dobby the dog

Standing: Dave Burmeister, Karla Messerich, Shannon Smith, Pamela Swanson, Darwin Pierce, Jan Brower, Gary Olsen, Sara Grove, Matt Reiling, Barbra Jotzke-Torrier, Rob Davis, Marilyn Graffunder, and LeeRoy Wagner

Board of Directors

Duane Sand, President
Norwalk, Iowa
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Chris Eddy, Vice President/Treasurer
Coon Rapids, Iowa

Sarah Garst, Secretary
West Des Moines, Iowa

Elaine Appleby
West Des Moines, Iowa

Todd Coffelt
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Liz Garst
Coon Rapids, Iowa

Jennifer Garst
Ames, Iowa

Ryan Hanser
West Des Moines, Iowa

Fred Kirschenmann
Ames, Iowa
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Butch Niebuhr
Perry, Iowa

Nate Reagen
Des Moines, Iowa

Robert G. Riley, Jr.
Des Moines, Iowa

Management Team

Dan Gudahl photo credit Nion at CR EnterpriseDan Gudahl
Executive Director
712-790-8221 Ext. 2

Learn more about Dan in this Coon Rapids Enterprise article.


Rob Davis
Conservation Land Manager
712-790-8221 Ext. 4

Karla Messerich
Guest Services Manager
712-790-8221 Ext. 1



Sherry Huehn
712-790-8221 Ext. 1

Barbra Jotzke-Torrier
Director of Development and Communications
712-790-8221 Ext. 3

Darwin Pierce
Farm Manager