Protection of wildlife, particularly birds, has long been a major effort of the Society. Annually, bluebird house building and bird feeding programs have assisted many persons to get involved in efforts to increase appreciation for this segment of wildlife. The Society has also been involved in tree planting efforts for many years, both in urban and rural areas.
A successful partnership with the Dubuque County Conservation Society and the Iowa Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has led to the DNR being able to permanently protect 20 acres of forested land that connects to the existing approximately 800- acre Ram Hollow Wildlife Management Area. Curt Kemmerer, an Iowa DNR wildlife biologist, feels like the Dubuque County Conservation Society deserves the bulk of the credit on this one, being the leader in trying to protect natural resources within the county. This property just east of Colesburg offers the public a place to hunt or just enjoy nature.