The Squaw Creek Watershed Management Board is comprised of the cities, counties, and soil and water conservation districts from the watershed and is formed under a 28E agreement. This group works on improving and protecting water quality in the watershed by merging their resources and individual interests to achieve a common goal. This group has no taxing or regulatory authority; they are simply a coalition of government entities in the watershed working on promoting and implementing the voluntary conservation to improve water quality.



EntityRepresentative, Position
City of AmesJohn Haila^, Mayor
City of GilbertSonia Dodd, City Clerk
City of StanhopeHarold Hove, Mayor
Story County SupervisorsRick Sanders, Board of Supervisors Chair
Boone County SupervisorsTanner Scheuermann, Director of Boone County Conservation
Hamilton County SupervisorsN/A
Story County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictSelden Spencer+, Commissioner
Boone County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictSteve Carlson, Commissioner
Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation DistrictJean Eells*, Commissioner
* Denotes current Chair of Squaw Creek Watershed Management Board
^ Denotes current Vice Chair of Squaw Creek Watershed Management Board
+ Denotes current Secretary of Squaw Creek Watershed Management Board


In 2014, the board created and published a 20-year management plan in conjunction with Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR) for the Squaw Creek Watershed. This management plan can be found here.



Prairie Rivers of Iowa has been implementing the watershed plan since 2015 with a heavy emphasis on education and conservation practice implementation in the agricultural areas, as well as collaboratively increasing the best management practices in the urban areas of the watershed. For more information on what implementation is going on in the Squaw Creek Watershed, please visit our Squaw Creek Water Quality Initiative page and our special projects page. 

The Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority Board meets quarterly at various locations around the watershed. Please see the past meeting minutes below:


Future Meetings: 
April 19, 2018 – 4 pm, Boone County Courthouse – 1st Floor Conference Room
July 19, 2018 – Hamilton County TBA
October 18, 2018 – Gilbert City Hall