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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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May  2015 


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SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM HAS ENDED FOR 2015

SOME TREES STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 30 Large tube Eastern Red Cedars and individual Extra Large Pott Eastern Redcedar

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 purchasing the above available trees, please call or email the district office, or 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


   Grant Available  - Fuels Mitigation/Defensible Space Application due May 18th.   email for a grant application request.


WORKSHOPS / SYMPOSIUM  MAY 2, 2015

Douglas County Wildfire Mitigation and Preparedness Workshop on May 2nd at the Douglas County Events Center.  This is a free event and is being held in conjunction with the National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. 

As certain as the springtime, wildfire season has returned to Colorado, and with it, Douglas County wants its citizens and taxpayers to be prepared.

A free workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 2 at the Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, will provide information to citizens regarding wildfire hazard reduction techniques, community wildfire mitigation and preparedness efforts, evacuation planning and insurance needs.

“Because our citizens live in and around the interface of the Pike National Forest, as well as within wooded areas and adjacent to grasslands, it is important that individuals know what can be done to reduce their risk during a wildfire,” said Commissioner David Weaver.

The event, held in accordance with National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, is sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Forest Service and the Douglas County Wildfire Mitigation team and will feature a panel presentation. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to jalexand@douglas.co.us no later than April 24.

For more 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