Yuma County Conservation District Programs

 

Trees:

Watch for Tree Order Form in February 2020

Seedling trees – A wide variety of shrubs and deciduous and evergreen trees are offered to establish windbreaks for home and livestock protection, living snow fences to help keep roads clear, wildlife habitat, living barns, and field windbreaks for a few examples.

Large potted trees: A wide variety of trees are available in 1 gallon to 15 gallon pots.

Supplies for sale: The district carries a full line of drip irrigation supplies for windbreaks, weed barrier, fertilizer, rabbit guards and wire staples.

 

 

Youth Education:

 

 

NE Colorado Youth Water Fest – The District sponsors the water fest each year in April. This event is for 4th, 5th and 6th graders to learn about the wise use of water. It is held in Wray at the High School and presenters come from all over NE Colorado to hold workshops.

 

Raymond Peters Memorial Scholarship – Each year a scholarship is provided to a high school senior who resides within the Yuma County Conservation District boundaries and who will be majoring in a field of study related to natural resources. Applications are due the last working day of March each year. Packets are available through school counselors or at the district office.

Raymond Peters Memorial Conservation Scholarship

 

 

 

Camp Rocky: 

Camp Rocky is a week long residential camp designed for students 14-19 years old who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in natural resources.  Students choose a resource field for their area of focus:
     

      Recreation Management
      Forest Management
      Rangeland Science
      Soil and Water Conservation
      Fish and Wildlife Management

Scholarships for this camp are available from the Yuma County Conservation District.  For more information:  coloradoacd.org/camprocky

 

Educational Workshops:

The District provides a variety of workshops on range, irrigation water management, no-till-minimum till and other pertinent topics. Watch our newsletter and website for information on upcoming workshops

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Soil Surveys for Yuma County:

Hard copies of the soil survey for Yuma County are available at our office. Stop by and pick up your copy.

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Yuma County Grass Books:

Books with actual samples of grass species are available in our office. They may be purchased or borrowed with a deposit. The books include grasses that grow on sandy, hard, rocky and wet ground. Also available are “A guide to noxious weed identification and management in Yuma County”. These are available for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost Share Program:

The district has a matching grant for cost share practices. These practices must not already be in place and must meet NRCS standards when installed. An application must be filled out, accepted by the board, and may be started only after producer receives this notification. Cost share is 50% of a specified price per unit.

Technical Information:

The District cooperates with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide technical information such as grass seeding varieties, water erosion solutions, pipeline designs and other topics.

Flood Control Tours:

Each year the District, City of Wray and NRCS conduct a flood control inspection tour of the dams located around Wray to control flooding. If you would like to attend one of these tours held in the Spring, call the office for more information.