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.
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 CD recently honored Melvin & Norma Cusic of Colorado Springs, Colorado as the 2017 Outstanding Small Acreage Manager. Melvin’s parents purchased the property in 1947 (Roy & Lula Cusic). Melvin & Norma purchased the property from his parents in 1970. They installed the 1st pond in 1970. A second spring fed pond was […]
Marian Nall was recently awarded the prestigious Ranching Conservationist of the Year by Double El Conservation District and also by Upper Arkansas Watershed Association. Her rangeland operation is approximately 900 acres; in addition she leases 320 acres from her brother that is adjacent to her property. Marian and her late husband purchased their first ranch […]
We would like to invite you and your family to the 46th Annual Dinner/Meeting of the Double El Conservation District (CD) to be held on Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm. The dinner/meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Simla School, 18091 CR 125, Simla, Colorado. There will be a short presentation on […]
The Annual Dinner & Meeting of Double El Conservation District will take place on October 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Simla School Cafeteria, 18091 CR 125, Simla, Colorado. Enjoy a catered dinner with other conservation cooperators, along with awards, educational presentation, door prizes and business session. Meal costs are $7 per person, please Contact Us to place your reservation […]
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 […]
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, […]
Tim and Johanna Brown, of Limon, Colorado chosen for Conservationist of the Year for Double El Conservation District. Their operation, which is in the Upper Arkansas Watershed, currently consists of 5002 acres cropland, 793 acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and 1,440 acres of range-land. Tim is a 3rd generation farmer of the land. Tim […]