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SERVING LANDOWNERS IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COLORADO FOR OVER 50 YEARS

     PO BOX 688, 7519A E HWY 86, FRANKTOWN, CO 80116   303-218-2622

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July 2016


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          YOUTH CONSERVATION CAMP        AGES 7-14       JULY 26, 2016

The Douglas County Conservation District hosts a Youth Conseration Camp at Lowell Ranch 2 miles south of Castle Rock, CO.  This educational free one day camp connects youth through the education of our natural resources.  The sessions include: Farm animals, Wildlife, Water quality/Aquatic life, Healthy Soils and  Plants/Pollinators.  The camp begins at 9am until 3pm.  Please RSVP online at http://youthcamp2016.doattend.com   for more information


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.  Deadline is Monday August 22, 2016.     For more information how to apply.


SEEDLING TREE PROGRAM  HAS ENDED for 2016

The Seedling Tree Program for 2016 has ended. Please contact the Douglas County Conservation District if you are interested in the 2017 program.  Order forms will be available in late October.  Feel free to contact the office at 303-218-2622 or email us if you have any questions.  

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



2015 CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR JOHN & SONYA STANCHFIELD

The Stanchfield's were recognized as the District's Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 15, 2015.   Powerpoint presentation

 2015 BACKYARD CONSERVATIONISTS OF THE YEAR ANDY & KIMBERLY HOUGH

The Hough's were recognized for their backyard edible landscape around their home as the District's Backyard Conservationists of the year at our annual meeting on October 15, 2015. 


    Past District 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.