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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   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


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. 

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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