Noxious weeds are invasive plants that require immediate attention because of their far-reaching environmental and economical impacts.
Windbreaks are planted to protect soil, crops, livestock, and homes or other farm buildings from high winds. Windbreaks provide many environmental benefits such as conserving energy, reducing flood damage, conserving and stabilizing soil, increasing property values, trapping winter moisture, and replenishing water tables. In winter they control snow drifting, reduce cold winter winds and protect […]
The ultimate goal of the Living Snow Fence program is improved traffic safety, benefits to taxpayers with decreased cost of snow removal on public roads and decreased long term costs associated with slatted snow fence maintenance. The longevity of a tree-planting is one of the most valuable attributes of a living snow fence. Trees will […]
Learn the steps we’ve found to give the best return on investment to your Trees for Conservation Goals. How-To, Tips and Resources to aide you every step of the way.
The Double El Conservation District and Agate Conservation District are both offering financial assistance to applicants interested in attending Camp Rocky, a week long camp for 14-19 year old students interested in natural resources. Please Contact Us or call (719) 541 – 2359 x 180 for additional information.
Looking for seedling tress? The Double El Conservation District has a number of large tube Rocky Mountain Junipers, Bristlecone Pine and Bosnian Pine, in addition to some bare root Wood’s Wild roses. Please call the district office at (719) 541-2359 x 180 for prices and availability or Contact Us for more information.
The Double El Conservation District is hosting its annual local work group meeting to acquire input from it’s patrons on conservation issues concerning them. The public in invited and encouraged to attend this meeting on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 pm at the Simla Branch Library. Refreshments will be served.
Due to recent winter storms, our Large Tree Distribution day has been moved to Friday, April 19, 2019. Location and times remain the same: Warehouse located at the corner of Buffalo and Sioux, Simla, Colorado, from 8:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m.
Just a reminder, the Thirtieth Annual Double El Conservation District Scholarship deadline for application is Friday, April 5, 2019. Past Scholarship News:
For those wishing to order from our Large Tree Program, the deadline has been extended to March 24th. To place your order, please visit our Large Tree store page.
For patrons living within the Agate Conservation District who would be interested in and willing to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), Agate CD is willing to pay half the cost of the rain gauge. The offer is good for the first ten participants who purchase a rain gauge. For […]
Join Elbert County Extension for the third installment in their seminar series highlighting responsible land stewardship with experts in conservation, range, small acreage, and vegetation management. Speakers will address federal programs offered by the NRCS, rangeland inventories, small acreage management and seed mixes specific to Elbert County. Seminar Info & Registration Information When: January 19, […]
Double El CD is hosting a free Windbreak Workshop on January 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Simla School Cafeteria 18091 CR 125, Simla, CO. Topics covered include tree selection, tree spacing, windbreak placement, and tree planting and care. Door prizes will be given away!! Refreshments will be served. Additionally, we have a Matching Grant […]
The Double El Conservation District (CD) has received a Colorado State Conservation Board Matching Grant to provide cost share assistance for Pest/Noxious weeds, including Prairie Dogs, Canada Thistle and Leafy Spurge The cost share funds are a service of the Double El CD to help landowners improve and enhance their land. Approved applications can receive […]