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Douglas County Conservation District

SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS

     PO BOX 688, 7519 E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116   303-688-3042 EXT. 100

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December  2015 


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  SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM  HAS BEGUN FOR 2016 TREE ORDERS  DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2016

SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM HAS BEGUN FOR DOUGLAS AND ELBERT COUNTY RESIDENCE

WINDBREAK WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 20, 2016 IN FRANKTOWN 7pm - 9pm

The Douglas County Conservation District is the cooperating agency in Douglas County to sell seedling trees and plants to Douglas County and Elbert County landowners for the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery.   Ordering has begun and the deadline is March 31, 2016 to order trees.  Distribution will be April 14, 2016 in Castle Rock.  If you want to participate in the Seedling Tree Program for 2016, you can print order form if you live in Douglas County or Elbert County.  There is no minimum land requirement to purchase these plants, but they are to be used for conservation  such as wildlife habitat, windbreak or shelterbelt, erosion control, etc.  Windbreak Workshop is January 20, 2016 at the Franktown Firehouse see Windbreak workshop flyer.  Feel free to contact the office at 303-688-3042 ext. 100 or email us if you have any questions. 

 Tree Planting Guide  

link to seedling buyers guide - http://static.colostate.edu/client-files/csfs/pdfs/08byrgd-www.pdf   

link to species suitability guide - http://static.colostate.edu/client-files/csfs/pdfs/SpeciesSuitabilityGuideforColorado.pdf ,

link to container sizes for seedlings -  http://static.colostate.edu/client-files/csfs/pdfs/CSFS-NurserySeedlingContainerSizes2013.pdf



2015 CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR JOHN & SONYA STANCHFIELD

The Stanchfield's were recognized as the District's Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 15, 2015.   Powerpoint presentation

 2015 BACKYARD CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR ANDY & KIMBERLY HOUGH

The Hough's were recognized for their backyard edible landscape around their home as the District's Backyard Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 15, 2015. 


    Past District Conservationists of the Year

2014 Bob & Kristen Welch   Click here to view youtube video

2013 Chris and Jak Peterson

2012 Ed and Beverly Statter

2011 Pine Cliff Ranch-Ranch Managers Justin and Sheryl Walker


Douglas County Conservation District Services We receive funds from several sources such as the County and state to help our District residents, none of which comes through direct taxation and the district receives revenue from product sales: Services and Conservation products

 

 Pine Sawfly Information The larvae of the Pine Sawfly have been defoliating Ponderosa pines in Elbert, Douglas and El Paso Counties this past summer.  Please refer to these documents to learn more about the life cycle, damage and control of these insects.                             News Release - Pine Sawfly Outbreak and Pine Sawfly Quick Guide

WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO

For information, please visit the County’s wildfire preparedness page where you can sign up for Code Red, view the County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide and more.