Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Cara Morgan, Lance Brisbois
Primary Contact Name
Cara Morgan
Main Address

712 S. Highway St.
PO Box 189
Oakland, IA 51560
United States

What We Do

Our work is inspired by the unique and fragile landform of the Loess Hills, which hugs the far western edge of Iowa and serves as a vibrant front yard and recreational destination for the Omaha metro region and our rural neighbors. We provide collaborative, backbone support to rural people and communities to promote and protect land, water, and rural cultural assets in an eight county region in southwest Iowa.

* Your gift of $25 will help us continue to carefully harvest Loess Hills prairie seed to help reestablish public prairies in western Iowa.

* Your gift of $50 will help us organize and host hiking and biking adventures for the community through the Loess Hills.

Interesting Info
  • We work in 12 counties in southwestern Iowa, including Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison and have incubated many regional efforts.
  • The Loess Hills span more than 220 miles along the western edge of Iowa and are home to most of the remaining, untouched prairies in Iowa.
  • We want people to actively hike, bike, camp and explore the Loess Hills and the small, rural communities in the region.
Geographic Location

Pottawattamie County, IA, Cass County, Fremont County, Harrison County, IA, Mills County, IA, Monona County, Montgomery County, Page County, Shelby County