IBA Site Information

Buena Vista County Park/Glacial Hills grassland
Potential IBA
Buena Vista County  
Directions:  Go three miles south from the intersection of Hwy 10 and Blacktop M27 west of Peterson, then one mile east and one quarter mile north to the west end of BV County Park. There is good signage for this park. Continuing east on the gravel road south of the park and then right at the T intersection takes you through steep hillsides of pasture and native prairie adjacent to the Little Sioux River valley.
Description:  These areas hold some of the largest tracts of native prairie left in the state, and the Nature Conservancy several tracts in the Glacial Hills area and promote private conservation of these prairie resources. The areas are important to Am Woodcock, Black-billed Cuckoo, Loggerhead Shrike, Grasshopper Sparrow and Bobolink. A Bald Eagle nest is less than a mile from the east end of the Glacial Hills.
Criteria for this site
Endangered or threatened species habitat
High conservation priority
Rare or unique habitat
Habitats found in this site
Non-governmental conservation agency; i.e., The Nature Conservancy, Natural Heritage Foundation