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Converse County Conservation District
CCCD Board Meetings:
Conservation District Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the District Office, 911 S. Windriver Drive Douglas, Wyoming.
We welcome the publics attendance.
The January/February 2015 newsletter is now available on line.
Be sure to read the latest newsletter for more information on what’s going on in the district. Older issues are available on the Newsletter page.
2015 CONSERVATION PLANTING PROGRAM
2016 - 2020 LONG RANGE PLAN
Your input is invited and encouraged as we begin the Long Range Plan process and build the foundation that our future programs and projects will be based on.
Watch your mail the next few weeks for an informational brochure and a survey.
Expanded Metal Wildlife Escape Ramps are available for your stock tanks. Contact Michelle at the District office to get yours today!
CHECK OUT THE NEW (January/February) NEWSLETTER for INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
SOLAR CONVERSION COST-SHARE PROGRAM
Converse County Conservation District is pleased to announce a new cost-share program. This program will provide 50% cost share up to $5,000 for power conversion of a functional well to a solar pumping system. More information is available on page 1 of the January/February newsletter. Applications must be submitted by March 13th 2015.
UPCOMING DEADLINES for FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Agriculture Risk Coverage Program (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage Program (PLC)
February 27th - Base Acre Reallocation
March 31st - Program Election
Summer 2015 - Enrollment
ARITICLES THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST FROM PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS
Winterize Your Trees and Shrubs
Page 4 of the November/December newsletter has some helpful tips on winterizing you trees and shrubs.
Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program
There have been updates to the SPCC, new information is available on page 3 of the November/December Newsletter.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER’S WATTSMART INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Rocky Mountain Power offers cash incentives to agricultural producers to help fund improvements that reduce energy use. See page two of the May/June newsletter for more information.
PLANTS WITH ALTITUDE
A new booklet, from the University of Wyoming, highlights garden and landscape plants native to the region. There is a limited number of booklets available in the District Office. Page three of the May/June newsletter has more information as does the University site linked here.
PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE
The 2014/2015 Budget has funding for the following projects, the Budget summary and report are available here. Converse County Conservation District has provided funding in its 2014/2015 budget for the following programs:
SEPTIC SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
TREE PLANTINGS AND WINDBREAKS
COMMUNITY PRIDE ENHANCEMENTS
SMALL ACREAGE PROGRAM
Contact Converse County Conservation District for applications and more information at 358-3050 ext. 4. S
APPROVED MEETING MINUTES
The previous six months approved meeting minutes are available on the Newsletters/Minutes page.
CCCD would like to assist TEACHERS AND YOUTH EDUCATORS in promoting agriculture in the classroom. We have a number of resources available on topics such as animal track identification, water quality, trees and soils (to name just a few!). We are always more than willing to come to your classroom or meeting to help in any way we can! Call Michelle at 358-3050 ext. 109
USDA/NRCS Conservation Programs
If you have any questions about any of the USDA/NRCS Conservation Programs please contact the NRCS office or stop by 911 S. Windriver Drive.
Looking for resources for your new home on the range?
Check out: Range and Wildlife Page and the Buying Converse County Land Page
The Converse County Conservation District will strive to achieve a better understanding of the conservation ethic. To the best of our ability, we will try to recognize our community’s natural resource needs. We will work to realize a balance between use and protection of these same natural resources, for the people’s health, safety, and welfare.
Last Modified on January 24, 2015
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