Our Mission To develop and promote sustainable cultural and conservation projects that enhance quality of life and preserve the assets of rural western Iowa.
Develop industries in local communities that utilize local resources.
Ensure healthy natural resources that meet the needs of agriculture, industry, private use, and recreational facilities.
Promote and enhance art, culture and historic resources in rural communities
Collaborate with local governments and organizations on projects that benefit the environment.
Work on projects that fill gaps in community services to benefit people of southwest Iowa.
Who We Serve Our official region includes the following eight Southwest Iowa counties: Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby, but some of our projects extend beyond these counties throughout the western part of Iowa.
Strategic Plan We completed a five-year strategic plan in 2015-2016. Click here to view a pdf of the plan.