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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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July  2015 


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YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP THURSDAY JULY 30, 2015 south of Castle Rock

Youth Conservation Camp  

On Thursday July 30, 2015 there will be a one day free conservation camp for children ages 7 to 14.   The youth will enjoy learning all about conservation at the Lowell Ranch south of Castle Rock, Colorado.  The Douglas County Conservation District will team up with the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), Colorado Parks & Wildlife, CSU Extension, Douglas County 4-H and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  These agencies will assist in educating youth about conservation and protecting our natural resources. The camp will have six conservation sessions in which the youth will learn hands on props and field demonstrations at the camp.  Conservation sessions will include: The importance of water quality and living waters, Healthy soils, wildlife, farm animals and more. Registration deadline is July 28, 2015 and can be completed via email to include child's name, child's age, address, an emergency contact name and phone number.   Another way to register is to print out the flyer, complete it and email to DCCDistrict@gmail.com. For questions about the camp you can email, or contact Pam at 303-688-3042 ext. 100.     

 


SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM HAS ENDED FOR 2015

 

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 want to participate in the Seedling Tree Program for 2016, you can email us your name, address, and email information to our office and we will add you to our mailing list. There is no minimum land requirement to purchase these plants, but they are to be used for conservation  amount of land acreage.  Feel free to contact the office at 303-688-3042 ext. 100 or email us if you have any questions. 

 Tree Planting 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.



 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

Past District Conservationists of the Year

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