Heritage Conservation Council

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Heritage Conservation Council

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Natural and Cultural Heritage Grant Program! Click here to learn more.

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Hours: Scheduled visits only
Contact: Contact HCC

Heritage Coordinator

Kaitlyn Ammerlaan

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The Heritage Conservation Council of Douglas County promotes the conservation of our cultural and natural heritage to honor our past, enrich our present, and inspire our future. They make recommendations to the Douglas County Commission on how to best establish a framework to conserve our natural & cultural heritage for future generations and to enhance economic benefits of tourism, local agriculture, and other endeavors based on such conservation efforts. 

The Heritage Conservation Council works to:

  1. Ensure the conservation of the County’s natural and cultural resources.
  2. Identify, conserve and promote the County's natural resources, prehistoric, historic and cultural heritage through ongoing surveys and studies of natural and cultural heritage resources.
  3. Implement the strategies and goals identified for the protection, development and utilization of heritage resources as defined in the County Comprehensive Plan.
  4. Foster civic pride and promote tourism, particularly as related to the natural resources, pre-settlement history, settlement history, and the themes encompassed in Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area.
  5. Work in concert with the State Historic Preservation Officer and observe the State Preservation Act.
  6. Support education programs to increase public awareness of and support for the County’s historic environment.

Heritage Conservation Council Members

Heritage Conservation Council Meetings

The HCC generally meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to attend these public meetings. 

Zoom Meeting Info

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Meeting ID: 962 3408 0900

Passcode: 521006

By Phone: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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Conservation Resources

Learn more about resources available for natural and cultural heritage conservation in Douglas County. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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