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 […]
The Agate Conservation District (CD) has received a Colorado State Conservation Board Matching Grant to provide cost share assistance for Range Health projects, including stockwater development, cross fencing, grass seeding, and dams, terraces and diversions. The cost share funds are a service of the Agate CD to help landowners improve and enhance their land. Approved […]
Please join us to celebrate the retirement of Cheryl Churchwell from the Double El/Agate Conservation Districts. There will be a come and go reception at the Simla School Cafeteria on Saturday June 16th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Thank you, Cheryl, for your years of service to our area.
Glenn Benjamin of Benjamin Ranch was nominated by the Agate Conservation District and Upper South Platte Watershed Association as 2017 Ranching Conservationist of Year. Glenn operates approximately 15,610 acres of rangeland in Elbert County, of which 2305 acres is state land lease. The land unit is located within the Agate Conservation District. Glenn also jointly […]
Double El & Agate Conservation Districts recently hosted a Local Work Group meeting open to all landowners. Local Work Group Mission Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) asked each conservation district in Colorado to sponsor a Local Work Group (LWG) meeting. The LWG provides recommendations to USDA NRCS on: Local natural resource priorities Helps draft […]
As a spring storm rolled across the plains on the afternoon of June 13, 2016, Double El & Agate Conservation District, Colorado DOT, NRCS and McKnight Tree Planting Service joined land-owner Chad Li to install 150 Rocky Mountain Junipers in two rows along a 225 foot run of Highway 86. Each year, Double El & Agate […]
Landowners have been contacting our office about concerns of increased prairie dog populations and issues associated with the infestations. Agate and Double El Conservation Districts jointly purchased a PERC (Pressurized Exhaust Rodent Controller) machine. The treatment applies pressurized carbon monoxide to the burrows and is a humane method of control. Follow-up treatment is crucial and […]
Cost share funds available to Agate CD landowners The Agate Conservation Districts (CD) received a Colorado Matching Grants to provide cost share assistance to install conservation practices on rangeland. Following are rangeland health conservation practices eligible for cost share assistance: livestock water developments (wells, tanks, windmills, solar pumping systems, etc), pipelines, cross fencing, weed control, […]
Our deepest condolences extended to the friends and family in wake of the tragic loss of Ed Butler, who served the community and conservation efforts of Agate Conservation District since 1997. Services to be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
Double El and Agate Conservation Districts (CD) are announcing the upcoming election of board members for four year terms. Election will be held Tuesday May 3rd of 2016. 2016 Election Year Info: Self-nomination petition can be accepted until Friday, February 26, 2016 in the office located at 504 Washington Ave., Simla, Colorado. Write-ins are possible […]