Gantz-Hewett Timber

Jefferson County Conservation Board, Fairfield, Iowa
Gantz-Hewett Timber

Gantz-Hewett Timber

Located 5 miles south of Packwood off of 178th Blvd, Gantz-Hewett Timber is an excellent addition to the natural resource areas of the JCCB.

Parking facilities and wildlife habitat enhancement projects were completed in 2004. The area will be used for public hunting, wildlife observation, and as a public demonstration area for proper timber management practices.

⚫ 30 acres
⚫ Hunting
⚫ Historical site

Gantz-Hewett Timber

Sign at Gantz-Hewitt Timber

Gilbert and John Hewett, former residents of Jefferson County, donated 20 acres of mature timber to the Jefferson County Conservation Board in 2002. An additional 10 acres of land was purchased in 2003 to permit public access to the area.

Located 5 miles south of Packwood off of 178th Blvd, Gantz-Hewett Timber is an excellent addition to the natural resource areas of the JCCB. Huge mature hickory and red and white oak trees grow in the area.

Sign at Gantz-Hewitt Timber

Turkey, deer, squirrels and upland game birds are common wildlife species.

Parking facilities and wildlife habitat enhancement projects were completed in 2004. The area will be used for public hunting (see the Hunting page), wildlife observation, and as a public demonstration area for proper timber management practices

Gantz-Hewitt Timber

Contact the Jefferson County Conservation Board for information on the tax exempt Timber Reserve program available to woodland owners.

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Mission Statement
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Jefferson County by acquiring, developing and managing public areas so that its citizens will have opportunities for quality outdoor recreation experiences, and to cultivate good land stewardship through natural history and environmental education activities.

Jefferson County Conservation Board, 2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield, IA 52556
Call: 641-472-4421    Fax: 641-472-7911   E-mail: jeffersonccb@lisco.com
Updated 12-23-16

 

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