Trails are wet and closed. Please help us keep trails safe and don't create ruts that will freeze and be dangerous. Dippers and Shooting star are cleared of trees as of 2/11. There are trees reported on Long Creek and Riverside. Please report additional trees. Shower houses are closed for the season.


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 van Roekel, 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

Butch Niebuhr, President
Perry, Iowa

Chris Eddy, Vice President
Coon Rapids, Iowa

Liz Garst, Treasurer
Coon Rapids, Iowa

Jennifer Garst, Secretary
Ames, Iowa

Duane Sand, Past President
Norwalk, Iowa

Todd Coffelt
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Sarah Garst
West Des Moines, Iowa

Ryan Hanser
West Des Moines, Iowa

Fred Kirschenmann
Ames, Iowa
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Nicholas Ludwig
Des Moines, Iowa

Anita O’Gara
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

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.


Penny Perkins
Conservation Land Director
712-790-8221 Ext. 4

Karla van Roekel
Guest Services Manager
712-790-8221 Ext. 1



Sarah Langgaard
712-790-8221 Ext. 1

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

Darwin Pierce
Farm Manager