Douglas County Conservation District


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

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October  2014 

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 Douglas County Conservation District's Annual Meeting of the Landowners October 21, 2014 at 6:00pm South of Castle Rock.

Please join us at Lowell Ranch 2 miles south of Town of Castle Rock at 2330 E Frontage Rd.   This free gathering will begin at 6:00pm with complimentary finger foods, beverages, desserts with a brief business  meeting, and Conservationists of the Year award to Bob and Kristen Welch. 

The “Hannah Ranch” movie will be shown as our featured presentation.

Hanna Ranch is a feature documentary about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into a life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse.  He was an early adopter of Holistic Resource Management practices and was     President of the Colorado Cattleman’s Assoc.   Hanna’s opinion was so widely sought and respected, many even saw him as a future governor of Colorado. But when his dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land,    Hanna lost hope.  Kirk’s legacy and fight live on as his  family and friends continue to protect the West by saving Hanna Ranch.

Please RSVP by October 20th to 303-688-3042 ext. 100, or to attend.

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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. 

 Tree Planting Guide

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 Outbreak emerges in Douglas and Elbert County 

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