Warren County Iowa Genealogical Society



    Ron MILLER


    Friends of Conservation
    Source: County Conservation News, Warren County Conservation Board, Spring, 1988

    Ron MILLER possesses a great appreciation for the rich natural resources of Warren County. As a young boy he spent countless hours fishing, hunting and enjoying the great outdoors. Times haven't changed. He is still an avid outdoorsman and an active member of the Warren County Izaak Walton League. Now he will carry on his outdoor interest as the newest Board Member for the Warren County Conservation Board.

    When he was five, Ron and his family moved from Des Moines to a farm near Liberty Center. They raised corn, beans, hogs and cattle. Farm life was a busy life, but he recalls taking plenty of time to go fishing and hunting around the Liberty Center area.

    Ron is a 1971 graduate of Southeast Warren High School. He spent his college days at Northwest Missouri State. After graduating in 1975, he began his teaching career at Lamoni. In 1978 he had the opportunity to come back to Warren County and teach. He accepted a position with Southeast Warren and is currently their Physical Education and Industrial Arts instructor. Ron is also head coach of the very successful Warhawks wrestling program.

    He is now back stompting around his faorite hunting grounds and fishing holes. However, one week during the spring of the year he heads north to Canada. A little time is spent fishing, but most of his efforts are spent bow hunting for black bear. This is a trip he always looks forward to.

    "Interest in the Conservation Board system and a desire to become more knowledgeable of what the Board has to offer" sparked Ron to apply for the Board position. As a Board Member, "Habitat development and preservation of existing habitat," are his main concerns "along with continuing the strong environmental education program the Board offers to Warren County schools.

    As a sportsman, Ron feels there is a need for increased public hunting and fishing opportunities along with improved communication between landowners and sportsmen. He is also looking forward to seeing the development of the Railroad Right of Way and Grant Nature Land. He feels that we need to "enhance existing areas to increase public use and awareness." As an outdoor enthusiast Ron is glad to have the opportunity to assist in the continued growth and development of recreational opportunities in Warren County.

    The Warren County Conservation Board and staff welcome Ron to the Board and are looking forward to his years of service.