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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  2014 

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SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2015 SEASON

The Douglas County Conservation District is the cooperating agency in Douglas County to sell seedling trees and plants to landowners for the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery.  If you are interested in participating in the Seedling Tree Program, you can print off the order form, or you can email us your name, address, and email information to our office and we will send you an order form. There is no minimum land requirement to purchase these plants, but they are to be used for conservation  amount of land acreageThese plants can be purchased now until the March 30, 2015 deadline.  Trees will be available for pick up on April 15, 2015 in the Douglas County Fairgrounds.     Feel free to contact the office at 303-688-3042 ext. 100 or email us if you have any questions. 

Sold out Species as of 12/4/14:  #018 N.M Privet, #026 Lilac, #027 Lanceleaf Cottonwood, #037 Honey Locust, #203 Douglas Fir, #204 Englemenn Spruce, #209 Scotch Pine, #211 White Fir, #214 Limber Pine, #215 Subalpine Fir, #219 4-wing Saltbush, #224 Serviceberry, #227 Bosnian Pine, #300 Austrian Pine, #310 Rocky Mtn. Juniper, #314 Limber Pine #326 Lilac, #407 Pinon Pine, #409 Scotch Pine, #411 Kentucky Coffetree, #416 Little Bluestem, #417 Blue Gramma, #707 Sumac, #722 Hybrid Cottonwood, #723 Native Willow Mix, #724 Golden Willow, #732 Coyote Willow, All of the #700 Tall pot deciduous trees and #900 series Variety Packs are sold out.

 Tree Planting Guide


 2014 Conservationists of the Year Bob & Kristen Welch

  Bob and Kristen Welch were recognized on October 21, 2014 as the Douglas County Conservation District's Conservationists of the Year. 

Bob & Kristen Welch run 330 head of cattle on 2,683 acres of th Spruce Meadows Open Space in Douglas County.  The Welch’s worked closely with the Douglas County Conservation District, Douglas County Open Space, and NRCS and developed a conservation plan in August of 2012 to address natural resource issues and concerns on the rangeland and the plan was fully implemented this year.  Practices installed under the plan include 21,432 feet of cross fence, 12,423 feet of stock water pipeline, 8 livestock tanks, 1,233 acres of weed control, two pumping plants, prescribed grazing on 2,190 acres and 2 livestock wells.   They were recognized for their outstanding conservation efforts and being good stewards of the land.    Click here to view youtube video


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 Meeting at the Exhibit Hall on the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa, CO November 15, 2014   9:30am

The larvae of the Pine Sawfly have been defoliating Ponderosa pines in Elbert, Douglas and El Paso Counties this 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 The November 15, 2014 meeting is open to all landowners. Contact Colorado State Forest Service Franktown Office to RSVP at 303-660-9625.