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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.
Notice: July 17th Board Meeting will be held at the Ruthe James Williams Memorial Center, Wyoming State Fair Grounds at 4:30 pm followed by the 2014 Annual BBQ and Awards Night (see newsletter for details)
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.
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.
Expanded Metal Wildlife Escape Ramps are available for your stock tanks. Contact Michelle at the District office to get yours today! Picture here.
Last Modified on July 1, 2014
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.
CHECK OUT THE NEW (July/August) NEWSLETTER for INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
Search for a New Board Member
Michelle Huntington is helping to set up the local conservation efforts for sage-grouse and their habitat.
Earth Day on July 30th at the Wyoming Fair Grounds.
Cowboy Chuck and Chip Golf Tournament August 12th.
Converse County Weed and Pest cost-share program for cheatgrass spraying this fall.
2014 SNOWPACK OFF TO GOOD START
Mountain snowpack and associated snow water equivalents (SWEs) across Wyoming continued to be above average (at 130% of median) by late April. See page two of the May/June newsletter for more information on the snowpack.
Windbreak/Living Snow Fence
Thinking about a windbreak or living snow fence check out page 3 of the Nov/Dec newsletter for information to help in your decision.
Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program
Information and rules for the SPCC program are available on page one on the July/August Newsletter.
PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE
The 2013/2014 Budget has funding for the following projects, the Budget summary and report are available here. Converse County Conservation District has provided funding in its 2013/2014 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. See page one of the March/April newsletter for more information on these programs.
APPROVED MEETING MINUTES
The previous six months approved meeting minutes are available on the Newsletters/Minutes page.
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