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SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 56 YEARS

     PO BOX 688, 7519A E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116   303-218-2622  DCCDistrict@gmail.com

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December 2016


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SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM  HAS BEGUN FOR 2017

The Douglas County Conservation District is selling seedling trees on a first come, first served basis to Douglas and Elbert County Colorado landowners.  Order forms for the 2017 season are available now. Print off order forms, complete and mail in with payment.  Douglas County tree order form  Elbert County tree order form  Landowners have until March 29, 2017 to order seedlings.  Distribution of the seedlings will be April 13, 2017 in Castle Rock.   for spring planting.  There is no minimum requirement of areage to be able to purchase these seedlings.  If you are not on our email list and would like to receive an order form, or if you have any questions,  please contact the Douglas County Conservation District via email , or phone at 303-218-2622. 

Check species availability before you order trees 

  • SEEDLING TREE WORKSHOP   The conservation district will be sponsoring a seedling tree workshop on Tuesday January 24, 2017 @ 7pm at the Franktown Firehouse located at 1958 N Hwy 83 in Franktown, CO.  Topics are: Seedling Tree Program 2017 specifics, Tree Species Selection, Planting and care of Seedling trees, and how to design a windbreak. Seedling Tree Workshop Flyer

Seedling Tree Species Information

 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


APPLY TODAY!    

$1,000 College Scholarship Available!   Are you a college freshman or sophomore majoring in a field that impacts natural resources, conservation or the environment?  Apply today for our $1,000 Scholarship from the Douglas County Conservation District.  This scholarship will be credited to your school to be put towards tuition.  Open until End of December 2016.     For more information how to apply.


2016 CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR THE BROWNELLER FAMILY

Terry and Linda Browneller were recognized as the District's 2016 Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 26, 2016.  

 2016 BACKYARD CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR SUSAN KENTROTI

Susan Kentroti from Highlands Ranch was recognized for her backyard edible landscape around her home as the District's 2016 Backyard Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 26, 2016. 


    Past District Conservationists of the Year

2015 Andy & Kimberly Hough (Backyard Conservationists of the Year)

2015 John & Sonya Stanchfield (Conservationists of the Year)

2014 Bob & Kristen Welch   Click here to view youtube video

2013 Chris and Jacquiline 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.